Police and Crime Commissioners — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:13 pm on 3rd December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:13 pm, 3rd December 2014

In relation to that, the National Audit Office has actually said that the commissioners could add important benefits in providing faster decision-making and greater transparency. The Home Affairs Select Committee acknowledged that individual police and crime commissioners are providing “greater clarity” for policing in their areas, and an increasing number of people are voting in the elections. I would have thought that that was to be welcomed.