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Police And Black Youths (Relations)

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take immediate action to improve relations between the police and black youths pending the results of the inquiries that are shortly to be started.

I think it is right to await the outcome of the inquiries mentioned in my statement to the House on 28 April about the recent disturbances in Bristol. Meanwhile, I know that in those areas where problems exist chief officers of police devote considerable effort to improving relations between the police and all sections of the community.