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Police: Electric Vehicles

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the results of trials of use by police of personal transporters on public highways in Sutton; what assessment she has made of the potential contribution of such transporters to neighbourhood policy; and if she will make a statement. (240391)

It is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police to decide what equipment shall be available to their officers. They will wish to ensure that any particular item is fit for purpose, practical and safe in operation, compliant in itself and in its potential uses with all relevant legislation, and that its purchase and deployment represents a proper and effective use of resources.