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Police (Consultation)

Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what statutory rights to consultation and representation the Police Federation of England and Wales has: and what comparable statutory rights exist for the federations representing the British Transport police. the Port of Tilbury, London police, the Ministry of Defence police and the Atomic Energy Authority police.

The Police Federation of England and Wales may represent the interests of members of police forces in connection with proceedings in the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales and the Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom, by virtue of sections 44 and 46 of the Police Act 1964 and section 1 of the Police Negotiating Board Act 1980.Questions concerning the representation of members of those forces referred to which are not covered by the Police Act 1964 are the responsibilities of, respectively, my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Transport (British Transport Police; Port of London Police); Defence (Ministry of Defence Police) and Trade and Industry (Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary).