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Police

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were involved in the forced return of three coaches from Lechlade to London on 22 March; and what the costs of the operation were. (109875)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many new police reporting forms have been introduced nationally since 1997. (116062)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police reporting forms his Department has made obsolete since 1997. (116063)

We have worked closely with police forces in eliminating nearly 9,000 forms nationally. Details of the forms made obsolete by individual forces are not held centrally. We remain committed to reducing the administrative burdens and eliminating the unnecessary paperwork and inefficient working practices that keep officers off the streets.