Iain Wright (Hartlepool, Labour)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) financial and (b) other incentives his Department offers to police forces to target (i) drug dealing and (ii) drug offences; and if he will make a statement.
Nick Herbert (Minister of State, Justice; Arundel and South Downs, Conservative)
I have been asked to reply
on behalf of the Ministry of Justice.
Targeting of police resources is a matter for police forces and their police authorities. From November 2012 Police and Crime Commissioners will hold the police to account locally.