§ Mr. Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered the alternative proposals for police amalgamation in North and East Yorkshire put to him by the right hon. Member for Middlesbrough. East and other hon. Members for constituencies in the area; and whether he will ma (e a statement.
§ Mr. Callaghan:
Yes. After considering the reports of the two inquiries, and the representations made to me, I have decided to accept the proposal made by the police authorities for the North Riding, East Riding and York for the voluntary amalgamation of their areas for police purposes. I do not intend to proceed with proposals that Teesside or Kingston-upon-Hull should be amalgamated with neighbouring areas.