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Special Constables In Scotland

Volume 413: debated on Monday 6 October 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether in view of the fact that the collective strength of special constabularies in Scotland was on 30th June 1980 no less than 7,321 persons below the authorised strength, it is intended to take steps to encourage recruitment; and, if so, what steps.

The Police Advisory Board for Scotland is at present reviewing various aspects of the recruitment and use of special constables. Once its advice is available, consideration will be given to what action is necessary in regard to recruitment.