Complaints Against Police (Investigations)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd December 1971.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Maudling Mr Reginald Maudling , Barnet 12:00 am, 2nd December 1971

As I said, it is the case now, and it will be even more so under the new arrangements, that where criminal offences or possible criminal offences are involved the Director of Public Prosecutions must deal with the matter. I do not accept the argument about a crisis of confidence in the police. I believe that, by and large, our police forces command enormous support and confidence from the people.