§ 37. Mr. Pawsey
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if consideration is being given to merging any shire police forces.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
My right hon. Friend has no plans to create new combined police forces. I would also refer the hon. Member to the reply which was given to questions from my hon. Friend the Member for Rydale (Mr. Greenway) and the hon. Member for St. Helens, North (Mr. Evans) on 11 May at column529.