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West Yorkshire Police

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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50.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any applications have been received from within the West Yorkshire police force to fill senior posts in that force; and whether he is prepared to accept for appointments officers from within the West Yorkshire force.

51.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what nominations he has received of police officers within the West Yorkshire force to fill the vacant post of assistant chief constable; and what action he has taken.

The appointment of senior officers in the West Yorkshire force is a matter for the police authority, subject to my approval under the Police Act 1964. I exercise my satutory function through well established consultation procedures which enable the police authority to know, before it prepares a short list, of any applicants whom I would not be prepared to approve.