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Police: Festivals and Special Occasions

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the operation of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme; what progress has been made in extending its remit to cover the training of stewards and road marshals for local events; and if she will make a statement. (159151)

Community Safety Accreditation Schemes enable chief officers to designate limited powers under the Police Reform Act to employees of approved organisations who contribute towards community safety. These powers include the power to regulate traffic.

It is a matter for the chief officer to decide the extent and content of the training undertaken by the employee(s) in order to be accredited and designated particular powers, and it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure its employee(s) receive that training.