HC Deb 30 April 1975 vol 891 c180W
Mr. Canavan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has yet taken a decision on the minimum age of recruitment to the police service in Scotland.

Mr. William Ross

I have decided that the minimum age for recruitment should be reduced from 19 to 181 with effect from 1st July. The necessary amendment to the Police (Scotland) Regulations will be made shortly.