§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I have received a number of reports from chief officers of police which confirm my view that unit beat policing brings about a material increase in police efficiency. I intend to urge chief officers and police authorities to make all possible progress with introducing the system.
As I said on 22nd June in reply to a Supplementary Question by the hon. Member for Bromley (Mr. Hunt), the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis plans to introduce the system in two more sub-divisions shortly—probably this year—and in the whole of the 11 outer divisions of the Force as soon as practicable. —[Vol. 748, c. 1919–20.]