§ Mrs. Knight
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will authorise the payment of an undermanning allowance to the federated ranks of the West Midlands police.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Consideration of any claim for payment of an undermanning allowance is a matter in the first instance for the Police Council for the United Kingdom. I understand that the West Midlands police authority has not submitted a claim to the council.