HC Deb 29 March 1973 vol 853 c369W
20. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take steps to increase the number of policemen on the beat.

Mr. Carlisle

It is for chief officers of police to decide how best to use the policemen they have but the Government continue to do all in their power to increase the total resources available whether of police officers, civilians or equipment.