Chief Police Officers’ Staff Association
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon, Conservative)
(1) what recent guidance her Department has issued to police authorities on the payment of fees to the Chief Police Officers' Staff Association on behalf of their senior officers;
(2) what audit procedures her Department has put in place to account for public money paid by police authorities to the Chief Police Officers' Staff Association;
(3) what funding her Department provided to the Chief Police Officers' Staff Association in 2011-12.
Nick Herbert (Minister of State, Justice; Arundel and South Downs, Conservative)
The Home Office does not provide funding to the Chief Police Officers’ Staff Association, nor has it released guidance to police authorities on the matter. It is for individual police authorities to decide how they spend and monitor their budgets, subject to existing secondary legislation and guidance on financial matters.