§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will cause an investigation to be made to ascertain to what extent revenue can be obtained with a view to increasing police salaries and pensions and thereby increasing the police manpower by enabling the police forces to establish security firms on a payment basis in competition with the private enterprise organisations in this field.
§ Mr. Sharples
No. My right hon. Friend does not think it would be right, even if it were practicable, for police forces to go into business.