Police Service, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wales

Publication of Report

The Committee’s Report, Police Service, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wales was published on Wednesday 23 March 2005 (Fourth Report, 2004-05, HC 46).

Copies are available from The Welsh Affairs Committee on 020 7219 6189.

The Report is available from the Committee's web site under Reports and Publications .

Terms of Reference

The House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee conducted an inquiry into the Police Service, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wales.

The  terms of reference for the inquiry were:

1. The National Policing Plan and its Relevance to Wales

  -Tackling anti social behaviour and reducing volume crime

  -Combating serious and organized crime

  -The reassurance agenda

  -Partnerships

2. The Performance of the Welsh Police Forces (compared to forces in England)

3. The division of powers and the working relationship between the UK Government and the National Assembly for Wales on policing matters.

Press Notices

22/04/2004    Announcement of Inquiry
07/10/2004    Oral Evidence Sessions
10/11/2004    Postponement of Oral Evidence Sessions
18/11/2004    Oral Evidence Sessions
23/11/2004    Additional witness to Oral Evidence Session on Tuesday 30 November
01/12/2004    Postponement of Oral Evidence Session
20/12/2004    Oral Evidence Session on Wednesday 12 January, House of Commons
14/01/2005    Oral Evidence Session on Thursday 20 January 2005
17/03/05    Publication of Report

Meetings

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER, HOUSE OF COMMONS HC II82-i

Chief Constable Terence Grange, Dyfed-Powys Police

WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER,  HOUSE OF COMMONS HC II82-ii

Chief Constable Barbara Wilding, South Wales Police

WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER, HOUSE OF COMMONS

Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom, North Wales Police (HC II82-iii)

Chief Constable Mike Tonge, Gwent Police (HC II82-iv)

WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER,  HOUSE OF COMMONS

Oral Evidence from Home Office Officials:

Stephen Rimmer     Director, Policing Policy

Louise Casey    Director, Anti - Social Behaviour

Margaret O'Mara    Director, Crime Reduction.

TUESDAY 30 NOVEMBER, RUTHIN CASTLE HOTEL, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES

Malcolm King, Chairman of the North Wales Police Authority, and speaking on behalf of the Police Authorities of Wales

Carol Moore, Chair of the North Wales Criminal Justice Board

Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom, North Wales Police

BELOW SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Simon Rowlands, Chair of Dyfed Powys Local Criminal Justice Board

John Palmer, Joint Chair of Monmouthshire Community Safety Partnership (Assistant Chief Executive for Corporate Strategy and Communications, Monmouthshire County Council)

Robin Morrison, Chair of Blaenau Gwent Community Safety Partnership (Chief Executive of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council)

Conrah Hotel, Chancery, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 4DF

WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER, THE GRIMOND ROOM, PORTCULLIS HOUSE, HOUSE OF COMMONS

Chief Superintendent Brian Greaves, Chair of Rhondda Cynon Taff Community Safety Partnership (Divisional Commander, Pontypridd Police)

Keri Lewis, Chair of Bridgend Community Safety Partnership, (Chief Executive, Bridgend County Borough Council)

WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY, HOUSE OF COMMONS

Simon Boyle, Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, Chairman of Gwent Criminal Justice Board

Sue Hall, Chief Probation Officer and Chair of the South Wales Criminal Justice Board

Ian Miller, Chair of Denbighshire Community Safety Partnership, (Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council)

Owen Watkin, Chair of Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership (Chief Executive, Ceredigion County Council)

THURSDAY 20 JANUARY, BRIDGES COMMUNITY CENTRE, MONMOUTH

2.30 pm    Kevin Wong, Assistant Director, Nacro Cymru

3.30 pm    John Trew, National Officer for Wales, Victim Support Wales

4.30 pm    Chief Constable Mike Tonge, Gwent Police

Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park, Wonastow Road, MONMOUTH NP25 5AS, Monmouthshire. Tel: 01600 715638

WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY, COMMITTEE ROOM 6, HOUSE OF COMMONS

2.30 pm    Hazel Blears MP, Minister of State for Crime Reduction, Policing, Community Safety, Counter-Terrorism and Resilience Issues, Home Office and officials from the Home Office and Welsh Assembly Government

Attending Meetings

Meetings publicised on this page will be open to the public.  They will take place in a Committee Room either in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House or otherwise stated.  Those wishing to attend should confirm the venue by calling the House of Commons Committee Information Line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before the hearing.

If the meeting is in the Palace of Westminster, the easiest entrance is the St Steven's Entrance, marked on the attached map as No 5.

If the meeting is in Portcullis House (E on the map) the easiest entrance is from Embankment.

Once through security, police and House attendants can advise how to reach the Committee room. The Committee rooms are public areas of the House and witnesses are requested come up to the waiting area for the committee room from where they will be called into the meeting.

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Transcripts

The Committee publishes transcripts of meetings on its Homepage under Reports and Publications approximately two weeks after each meeting.  For further information about the work of the Committee, please contact Paul Derrett, Assistant to the Committee, on 020 7219 3264 or e-mail [email protected]