§ Mr. Carmichael
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Scottish police officers have resigned the service to take up appointments in Canada, Australasia and England, respectively; and what was their average length of service on resignation.
§ Mr. Ross
122 men and 4 women gave emigration as their reason for resignation during 1966, but no information is available as regards countries or new occupations. Of these, 11 men and 2 women were probationers, 76 men and 2 women had between 2 and 10 years' service and264W 35 men had 10 years' service or over. In the same period the transfer of 93 men and 4 women to police forces in England and Wales was offset in part by the transfer of 33 men in the opposite direction. I have no information about the length of service of these officers before transfer.