§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assurances have been given to the Police Federation regarding the safeguarding of promotion prospects where officers 287W choose to be protected against compulsory transfer.
§ Mr. Carlisle
I am not in a position to give such an assurance since promotion to ranks below that of assistant chief constable is the responsibility of chief officers of police. It is inevitable that promotion must sometimes involve undertaking duty in a different district.