HC Deb 22 February 1968 vol 759 cc167-8W
54. Sir S. McAdden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the instruction issued by the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis not to take steps to enforce certain provisions of the Betting and Gaming Act was issued with his knowledge and approval.

Mr. Callaghan

Law enforcement is the responsibility of the chief officer of police concerned; and the question of the Home Secretary of the day approving such an instruction does not arise.