HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc156-7W
Mr. Worsley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Commissioner for Police for the Metropolis expects to complete the issue of walkie-talkie radios to all policemen on the beat.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

It is difficult to give a precise answer because methods of policing are constantly being studied and experiments in the Metropolitan Police District and in the provinces may well affect the numbers of policemen engaged on beat duties and the numbers of personal radio sets needed. But I have recently approved the purchase of 3,000 sets for the Metropolitan Police over the next 2 years.