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Metropolitan Police Force (Recruits)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 11 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what considerations, not relating to the personal character and ability of a candidate, are taken into account when considering his selection for the Metropolitan Police force.

In order to be accepted as a recruit to the Metropolitan Police, a candidate must be of good character and background, reach the necessary physical and educational standards, and satisfy the selection board acting on behalf of the Commissioner that he is in all respects likely to be a satisfactory member of the force.