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Mufti Squad

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to strengthen the minimum use of force tactical intervention squad; and if he intends to allocate extra financial resources to the minimum use of force tactical intervention squad.

As I explained in the reply I gave on 1 November 1979 to a question by the hon. Member, the plan is eventually to train all members of the governor and prison officer grades—except hospital officers—whoare medically fit in tactics in the use of minimum force to retain control of prison service establishments.—[Vol. 972, c. 589.] I have no plans to increase expenditure beyond that required to complete and maintain the programme of training and the provision of equipment.