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Police Custody: Health Services

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to police forces was of the attendance of doctors in police custody suites in the last 12 months. (293989)

The Home Office do not hold the costs incurred by the 43 police forces within England and Wales or the British Transport police for the attendance of doctors within their custody suites. It is an operational matter for the chief officer of each force to ensure that they have an appropriate level of health care provision in place.