Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Scottish police forces are eligible to apply for the undermanning allowance; and how many such applications have been made.
§ Mr. Ross
Any Scottish police authority is entitled to ask the Police Council for Great Britain to consider the payment of under-manning allowance in its force. It would be for the Police Council to decide whether the application should be submitted to me for approval. I am not aware that any Scottish authority has applied to the Police Council for consideration of payment of undermanning allowance.