HC Deb 15 November 1979 vol 973 c687W
Q27. Mr. Latham

asked the Prime Minister what progress is being made in implementing the Government's programme of increasing the numerical strength and improving the morale of the police.

The Prime Minister

The total strength of police forces in the United Kingdom has increased by 4,494 since the beginning of the year. The improvement in morale which followed the report of the Edmund-Davies inquiry has been strengthened by the Government's policy to give priority to expenditure on the police and other law and order services.