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Clause 1 — Police and crime commissioners

Part of Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 12th September 2011.

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Photo of Joan Walley Joan Walley Chair, Environmental Audit Committee 7:30 pm, 12th September 2011

The hon. Gentleman is talking about Staffordshire. People in my part of Staffordshire do not want £1 million spent on these elections. They want local policing and they feel that the directly elected councillors who sit on the police authority do a good job.