Police Authority Meetings (Admission of the Press)

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th August 1966.

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Photo of Mr Derek Page Mr Derek Page , King's Lynn 12:00 am, 4th August 1966

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision he is making to ensure adequate access by the Press to proceedings of administrative bodies set up as a result of reorganisation and amalgamation of police forces.

Photo of Mr Roy Jenkins Mr Roy Jenkins , Birmingham Stechford

The position of a combined police authority does not differ in this respect from that of any other police authority.

Photo of Mr Derek Page Mr Derek Page , King's Lynn

I am most grateful for that reply. Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that it will be very welcome to the Press, which discharges the very important function of watching the public interest?