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Police

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) average and (b) target response time is for police attendance at the scene of an incident following a 999 call. (110257)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cautions were issued by police in Essex in 2006, broken down by offence for which the caution was issued. (111824)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what standards are set out for kennelling facilities at police stations in England and Wales; and which body is responsible for ensuring that such standards are met. (111835)

Police dogs are generally kennelled by their individual dog handler to the standards set by each police force. While central standards are not set for police kennelling facilities, police forces follow local authority guidance and animal welfare standards.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations in England and Wales have kennelling facilities; and which of these are open to accept dogs 24 hours a day. (111868)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints there were against (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) civilian staff employed by the police in each year since 2004. (112402)

[holding answer 30 January 2007]: The Independent Police Complaints Commission is an independent body responsible for the management of the police complaints system. I will ensure that the chairman receives a copy of the question and replies to the hon. Gentleman directly. Copies of the letter containing the IPCC’s response will be placed in the House Libraries.