HC Deb 09 November 1970 vol 806 cc37-8W
Mr. Bob Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has to invest more money in the police service with a view to increasing the number of men on the beat in order to deal more effectively with the increasing rate of vandalism.

Mr. Sharples

My right hon. Friend is anxious that there should be a progressive increase in police manpower; our estimates assume this and provide for vigorous recruitment publicity campaigns in consultation with the police authorities. The operational deployment of manpower is a matter for chief officers of police.