A & E Departments (Policing)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 2nd April 2008.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth 11:30 am, 2nd April 2008

When he last discussed the provision of police resources to cover accident and emergency departments in Wales with the Secretary of State for the Home Department; and if he will make a statement.

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Photo of Paul Murphy Paul Murphy The Secretary of State for Wales

I have regular discussions with Home Office Ministers, chief constables and others in respect of policing issues in Wales.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth

Will my right hon. Friend take the opportunity, when he next speaks to the Home Secretary, to draw to her attention the benefits of the violence reduction programme in Cardiff, which is led by a distinguished medic, Professor Jon Shepherd? The programme has already been drawn to the attention of the Secretary of State for Health, who is taking an interest. Will my right hon. Friend promote co-operation between the health service and the police service to reduce violence, not just in Cardiff but throughout the country?

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Photo of Paul Murphy Paul Murphy The Secretary of State for Wales

Yes, I can assure my right hon. Friend that I will pass that message on to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, and tell her about the good work done by Professor Shepherd.

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