HC Deb 07 November 1968 vol 772 c138W
51 and 52. Mr. Macdonald

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (1) whether he will seek powers to ensure that chief constables consult him before ordering supplies of devices containing CS gas;

(2) whether he will, after consultation with chief constables, take steps to secure uniformity among police forces in respect of the authority required before devices containing CS gas may be used.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

My right hon. Friend is already in close touch with chief officers of police and I am not persuaded of the need for the steps suggested.