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Police Bureaucracy

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

22. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of implementation of the recommendations of the Flanagan report on levels of police bureaucracy. (188136)

In his report of 7 February, Sir Ronnie Flanagan identified a number of initiatives, which if implemented would free up time equivalent to 2,500 to 3,500 extra police officers. We welcomed these recommendations on the day and in our forthcoming Green Paper will set our proposed actions to turn this into a reality.