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Police: Powers

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps her Department has taken to modernise the (a) powers and (b) practices of police forces. (258854)

[holding answer 2 March 2009]: The Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 and the accompanying PACE codes of practice are subject to ongoing review.

A formal public consultation on PACE and modernising police powers was carried out in March 2007 and August 2008. The PACE review website provides full details of the consultation process.