§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he intends to take to implement the proposals in the report, Police Manpower, Equipment and Efficiency, which was recently published.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I issued a circular to police authorities and chief constables on 11th January commending a large number of recommendations, and I have asked H.M. Inspectors of Constabulary to watch their implementation. A second circular, about the introduction of new systems of beat patrolling, is to be issued next month. Some of the proposals are to be considered further by the Police Advisory Board on 1st February, and others are being followed up by my Department in consultation with the interested associations.