Police: Employment and Discipline - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 9th January 2023.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat 2:37 pm, 9th January 2023

My Lords, His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s report, published last November, said that

“it is too easy for the wrong people both to join and to stay in the police.”

One of the recommendations was that any candidate for the police should have a face-to-face interview with existing police officers. When that was put to the Minister in the other House, it was said that there was an expectation that that would happen. Does the Minister agree that the inspectorate has put forward a requirement, not a recommendation, for some action to take place?