HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 c347W
Sir G. Wills

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason members of the police forces are required to wear uniforms without identification numbers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Taverne

By long-standing practice constables and sergeants in most police forces wear uniforms which carry numbers, but this is a matter for local discretion and not all forces insist on numbers being displayed. My right hon. Friend proposes to discuss the subject at an early meeting of the Police Advisory Board.