HC Deb 28 June 1985 vol 81 cc522-3W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has had on the effect of changes in police practice following the Scarman report.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Following the 1981 riots and the Scarman report changes have been introduced in police training, recruitment, community relations, consultative procedures, and public order tactics and equipment. It is not possible to summarise the representations received on such a wide range of matters: if the hon. Member has a particular point in mind I would be glad to consider it.