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Police: Public Appointments

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the adequacy of the advice given by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary to police authority appointment panels for senior police posts. (209855)

The role of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary in the appointment process is a consultative one and they will provide advice to the police authority on the candidates as well as assessing candidates. They are selected for their experience in policing, are independent and report to the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, who in turn reports to me and my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary.