§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to call for a report from the chief constable concerned following any case of a judge passing adverse comments upon the actions of the police in carrying out their duties; and if he will lay such reports before the House.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
No. These are matters normally best left as appropriate either to the ordinary legal processes or to direct communication between the judges and chief officers concerned. In addition, my Department is ready to make any inquiries necessary should a judge choose to approach it direct.