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Rural Policing: North Yorkshire

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

19. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on rural policing in north Yorkshire. (134291)

The Government are committed to ensuring that all communities have access to, and are served by a responsive, locally accountable and citizen focused police service. The deployment of that resource is an operational matter for the chief constable.

I am aware that the acting deputy chief constable in north Yorkshire is consulting with all chief constables and commissioners to investigate variations in working practices relating to isolated and rural communities. The hon. Member may therefore wish to speak to the force about this matter directly.