Community Support Officers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 10th May 2004.

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Photo of Martin Salter Martin Salter Labour, Reading West 2:30 pm, 10th May 2004

The Home Secretary will know that the Police Federation objected vehemently to the introduction of community support officers. Wherever I go, I hear police officers saying what a valuable task CSOs perform on the streets of their areas. Has the federation formally withdrawn its objection, or has it eaten a little bit of humble pie recently?