HC Deb 27 April 1982 vol 22 c231W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes have been made in police training procedures on racial awareness since the publication of the Scarman report.

Mr. Mayhew

On 19 April the Metropolitan Police, who were already taking steps to improve training before Lord Scarman reported, extended their initial recruit training course to include "human awareness" training which will seek to develop in young officers skills for dealing sensitively with all sections of the public, among them members of our racial minorities.

A working party of the Police Training Council is reviewing the community relations training given to the police generally, with particular reference to race relations training as mentioned in Lord Scarman's report and the report of the racial attacks study.