HC Deb 11 April 1968 vol 762 c299W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now make a statement as to when the merger of the police forces of Coventry and Warwickshire will be effected.

Mr. Callaghan

I hope a voluntary amalgamation is still possible, which could take effect before the end of this year. If I am obliged to use my compulsory powers, the effective date of amalgamation would almost certainly have to be in 1969.