War Reserve Constables
Oral Answers to Questions — Police Force
Mr James Ede (South Shields)
During the course of the year, the more highly qualified war reserves were absorbed in the forces as regular policemen and by the end of the year only 686 had to be discharged when the War Reserve was disbanded.
Mr Edward Fleming (Manchester, Withington)
In view of the present prevalence of crime and the lack of regular police officers would it not have been possible to persuade the remainder of these War Reserve constables to remain on duty or to ask them now to re-enrol?