COMMONS

Policing

The Committee held an evidence session on 27 July 2010 as part of its inquiry into Policing.

Oral Evidence Session

Tuesday 27 July 2010

At 11.00 am
Nick Herbert MP, Minister for Policing, Home Office

At approximately 11.45 am
Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Police Commissioner

At approximately 12.15 pm
Sir Hugh Orde, President, Association of Chief Police Officers

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

We are pleased to welcome the new Policing Minister and senior police officers to give evidence. We are keen to examine the policing policies of the Coalition Government, and their implications for operational policing, in particular elected police commissioners, reducing police bureaucracy, force structures and officer numbers. This will be particularly important in the light of cuts to the Home Office budget, given that policing accounts for over half of the overall budget.”

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