HC Deb 19 January 1967 vol 739 cc112-3W
75. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new efforts are being made to replace police officers doing routine paper work and other non-essential police duties by qualified local government officers.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The Report of the Police Advisory Board Working Party on Manpower, published on 11th January, proposes a wide range of duties which might be undertaken, either wholly or in part, by local authority officers. I have informed police authorities and chief officers of police of the importance I attach to the replacement of police officers by civilians wherever possible, and have asked them to review the position in their own forces.