HC Deb 24 October 1972 vol 843 cc286-7W
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 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.