Police: Private Sector
Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's (a) analysis of the merits of and (b) business case for the Business Partnering for Police Project.
Nick Herbert (Minister of State, Justice; Arundel and South Downs, Conservative)
The Government supports the police in considering the value of private sector partnering to achieve cost savings and better services for the public. It is for individual police authorities (from November, Police and Crime Commissioners) to consider the merits of specific proposals relating to their police force areas. The papers considered by the Surrey and West Midlands police authorities regarding the Business Partnering for the Police programme are publicly available from their respective websites.