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Community Support Officers: Protective Clothing

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 94W, on community support officers protective clothing, what representations he has received from representatives of police community support officers on the issuing of protective equipment. (123889)

[holding answer 27 February 2007]: We have received a number of representations about the issue of protective equipment to police community support officers(PCSOs), but none from representatives of PCSOs. The decision on the equipment of PCSOs in each force remains a matter for chief officers.