asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can now give the date on which the first part of the report of the Oaksey Committee on Police Conditions of Service will be published.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I received from Lord Oaksey on 7th April the first part of the report of the Committee on Police Conditions of Service. This was immediately presented to Parliament as a Command Paper and is being printed. I hope that it will be available to Members in about a fortnight's time. This part of the report deals with pay and allowances, hours of duty, compensation for overtime, annual leave and pensions. It also includes the results of a statistical survey carried out by the Committee into police recruitment, promotion and wastage. A further report by the Committee on the other matters within its terms of reference will be presented in due course.