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Palace Of Westminster Police

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why police officers on duty in the Palace of Westminster may not be considered for service in the Rhodesian elections.

I understand from the Commissioner that there were more than 2,700 volunteers from the force and that in selecting 95 officers he took account of a variety of factors, including whether relief would have to be provided in their absence.