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Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons at 3:03 pm on 22nd March 2021.

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Photo of Sheryll Murray Sheryll Murray Conservative, South East Cornwall 3:03 pm, 22nd March 2021

In my own police area, our excellent police and crime commissioner, Alison Hernandez, piloted an allowance for our hard-working special constables who did a set amount of hours over the winter months. Would the Department work with her to enable police forces to use the special constabulary as a paid reserve, in the same way as the Army reserves, to provide additional resource at times of need?