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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary: Public Appointments

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the contract of the Chief Inspector of Constabulary has been extended without a competitive process since the inception of the post. (199393)

The contracts of two HM Chief Inspectors of Constabulary (HMCIC) have been extended since 1962, when the first HMCIC was appointed. These appointments were made in accordance with the principles of the Commissioner for Public Appointments' code of practice.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of service of Chief Inspectors of Constabulary has been since the inception of the post. (199394)

The average (mean) length of service for HM Chief Inspectors of Constabulary (excluding the current HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary) since the first appointment in 1962 is two years and eight months.