§ 38. Mr. Mapp
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the facts that complaints concerning the conduct of the Chief Constable of Oldham have been, and are being, preferred by officers of the Oldham Borough Police Force, that complaints have been preferred by the Chief Constable against a number of officers that a writ for libel has been issued by the Chief Constable against the local newspaper complaining of criticism of his conduct, and that the morale of the Oldham Borough Police Force has been gravely affected, he will order a public inquiry under Section 32 of the Police Act, 1964.
§ Sir F. Soskice
I understand that an investigation is being undertaken under the Police (Discipline) Regulations, 1965, and I must await the outcome of these proceedings before considering whether any action is required on my part.