§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish details of the scheme for providing financial assistance to members of the police service who study in their own time.
§ Mr. Sharples
The scheme provides for payment of 80 per cent. of the cost of registration and entry fees for approved courses and examinations; 80 per cent. of the cost of attending short residential summer schools which are an integral part of a longer course; 50 per cent. of the cost of books, subject to specified limits and conditions; and all additional travelling expenses arising out of attendance at approved courses. Details of the scheme, which will operate from 1st September, 1972, have been sent to police authorities and chief officers of police.