§ Mr. Tugendhat
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made to improve co-operation between the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police.
§ Mr. R. Carr
New arrangements have been introduced by which members of the Special Operations Group of the City of London police will be attached to the Metropolitan Special Patrol Group for a period of training and familiarisation. The car radios of the City Group are being given frequencies that will enable them to work jointly with the Metropolitan Group under direct control from Scotland Yard. Equipment is also being installed that will enable controllers at Scotland Yard to speak to City patrol cars without the need for relaying messages through a City control room. In addition to these regular arrangements a City officer of the rank of inspector or above will be present in the operations room at Scotland Yard whenever it is activated.