Rural Areas (Policing)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th November 1986.

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Photo of Derek Conway Derek Conway , Shrewsbury and Atcham 12:00 am, 20th November 1986

Bearing in mind the Government's highly successful incentives to expand the role of special constables and their recruitment, will my right hon. Friend look at ways in which the attraction of serving in the special constabulary could be expanded in rural areas? That would enable the return of more policemen on the beat represented by citizens who will serve their community without renumeration.