§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he plans to act in response to the observation made by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis in his annual report for 1977 that London policemen are underpaid and for that reason leaving the force; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Police pay, and its implications for police strengths, have been studied by the Edmund-Davies Committee. The committee received evidence, from the Commissioner among others, on the special problems of London. The committee's report will be presented to Parliament and published soon.