§ 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.