§ 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.