Police Forces (Amalgamation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a copy of Clause 19 of the Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill has been sent by him to all boroughs having a population of less than 50,000 who have a separate police force; and what is the estimated saving in personnel and money of the proposed amalgamation of police forces?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The savings will depend on the number of cases in which it is found that advantage can properly be taken of the Section and the terms of the consolidation. It is impossible for me to mention any figure, but I think substantial economies can be effected.