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Metropolitan Special Constabulary (Recruitment)

Volume 728: debated on Wednesday 18 May 1966

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take action to strengthen and expand the work of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary, in view of the heavy work undertaken by the regular police, arising from civil and motoring offences; and if he will consider launching a publicity campaign for new recruits notwithstanding the opposition of the Police Federation.

Action is continuously being taken to stimulate interest in the Metropolitan Special Constabulary and to encourage recruitment. Recruiting exhibitions are held, and with the valuable co-operation of the Press a great deal of publicity is obtained for the work of this force. The Police Federation do not offer any objection to the strengthening of the Special Constabulary.