§ 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.