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Scotland Yard (Senior Officers)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are made for Metropolitan police officers of the rank of deputy assistant commissioner and above to remain in contact with Scotland Yard at weekends.

I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that area deputy assistant commissioners and their deputies are provided with radio pagers. Their private address and telephone numbers are retained in the central command complex and contingency arrangements exist for urgent contact to be made. Similar arrangements exist for deputy assistant commissioners and more senior officers in other operational posts.