HC Deb 22 March 1982 vol 20 c234W
Mr. Mates

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the task and membership of his Department's study group on ethnic minority recruitment into the police.

Mr. Whitelaw

The group will examine the measures which have already been taken to increase ethnic minority recruitment into the police service and consider what might be done to improve recruitment and to involve the ethnic minorities in police related activities, such as the special constabulary. The members of the group include representatives of the ethnic minority communities, the Association of County Councils, the Association of Metropolitan Authorities, the Metropolitan Police, the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Police Superintendents' Association and the Police Federation as well as Home Office officials. It will hold its first meetings on 23 March.