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Police: Bureaucracy

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of their time police officers spent on average (a) completing paperwork and (b) on patrol in each of the last five years. (231496)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Ruffley) on 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 91W. Information for 2007-08 will be published shortly on the Home Office website, as part of the release of information relating to police performance 2007-08.