Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 23rd October 2006.

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Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State, Home Office 2:30 pm, 23rd October 2006

With respect, they are prevented in part from implementing legislation passed by this Government in the teeth of opposition from the hon. Gentleman and his hon. Friends. Of course we need the balance between paperwork and bureaucracy, and proper policing. Along with ACPO and the Police Federation, we are trying to ensure that that balance is maintained and to enhance the modernisation that has already taken place. However, the hon. Gentleman is living in cloud-cuckoo-land if he thinks that that is all that happens in policing—and I would not believe "PC David Copperfield" either, because that is more of a fiction than Dickens.


Chris Lightfoot
Posted on 24 Oct 2006 3:02 pm (Report this annotation)

You can read the pseudonymous "PC David Copperfield"'s web log here:
The comments on his piece on this ministerial endorsement are here:
and are worth a read.