HC Deb 08 March 1982 vol 19 c286W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied that the degree of independence of chief constables is necessary for them to fulfil their police functions; if he will review their powers and seek to amend them so as to make chief constables more accountable to the public; and if, in view of recent misjudgments by, and public criticisms of, individual chief officers, he will examine the suitability of all existing holders of the rank of chief constable to hold their posts.

Mr. Whitelaw

Yes; no; no.