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Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward legislation to give the Secretary of State for the Home Department powers to remove the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis from office; what recent representations she has received about the matter; and if she will make a statement. (169456)

No. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary is satisfied with the existing legislative position on this matter, and has had no representations on it other than this question. My right hon. Friend has made clear her support for Sir Ian Blair.