HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 c328W
Mr. Mudd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serving police officers and of what rank within the Metropolitan Police are able to converse in Cantonese; and how many experts in the Cantonese language are available to the police within the area served by the Metropolitan Police.

Dr. Summerskill

Three constables, three sergeants and an inspector in the Metropolitan Police have some knowledge of Cantonese. The services of five civilian interpreters are also available.