§ 80. Mr. George Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made for the amalgamation of the police forces in the West Riding of Yorkshire; whether he has considered the representations of the Police Federation that the new force should be named West Yorkshire Police to retain their geographical identity; and what action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
On 1st June a new combined force was established for the areas of Sheffield and Rotherham. Negotiations between the other West Riding police authorities have been taking place on the preparation of a voluntary amalgamation scheme. Agreement has not yet been reached about representation of the constituent local authorities and magistrates on the combined police authority and about the name of the combined force. I am aware of the views of the Police Federation on the latter point and will have them in mind in any consideration which I may be called upon to give to the matters which are still not resolved.