Skip to main content


Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition her Department uses of front line duties in determining how police officer time is allocated. (253687)

The front line policing measure was based on the proportion of police officer time engaged in frontline activities. It was introduced to cover the period from April 2004 until March 2008. In line with the Government’s drive to reduce police bureaucracy and to remove centrally imposed top down targets (except one on improved levels of public confidence), the measure has been discontinued.