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Metropolitan Police

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to review the process by which senior police officers in the Metropolitan Police are appointed; and if he will make a statement. (319851)

The Government are supportive of the Commissioner having a strong role in appointments. The Policing and Crime Act 2009 reinforces this by making it a statutory obligation for the Metropolitan Police Authority to consult the Commissioner in making senior appointments. This process will be kept under review.