HC Deb 04 February 1982 vol 17 c169W
Mr. Mates

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice he received from the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales at its meeting on 26 January about Lord Scarman's recommendation that racially prejudiced or discriminatory behaviour should be made a specific offence under the police discipline code.

Mr. Whitelaw

The police staff and local authority associations all took the view that there could be no question of such behaviour being tolerated in the police service. Noting that it could be dealt with under the existing code, they thought that the creation of a specific disciplinary offence would not be appropriate.