asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the police forces generally and the Metropolitan Police in particular operate a political bar upon new entrants in the police services; and whether, all other things being equal, members or associates of the following organisations would be admitted into the police force: the Socialist Workers Party, the Militant Tendency, the Revolutionary Communist Party, the Communist Party of Great Britain, the Maoist Communist Party, the new Fascist Party, the Anti-Nazi League, the National Front, the Labour Party, the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party.
I refer the hon. Member to the last part of the reply given to his question on 15 March, which describes the policy adopted by all police forces.—[Vol. 20, c. 16.]