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Written Answers — Home Office: Police (20 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: It is a matter for Chief Constables, working with their Police and Crime Commissioners, to manage their available resources according to local priorities. Ministers have recently written to police leaders setting out a programme of engagement to better understand the impact of changing demands on the sector and what more can be done to improve productivity and efficiency.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Finance (20 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The 2015 Spending Review protected overall police spending in real terms. Since 2015/16 police forces have received broadly flat cash budgets and we are increasing investment in transformation, improved communications and technology capabilities Decisions on the most effective use of the Metropolitan Police’s resources are for Chief Officers and the Mayor’s Office for Policing...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Reserve Forces (20 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The National Audit Office do not set a recommended level of reserves for police forces. The level of reserves is a matter for individual Police and Crime Commissioners, who have a legal duty to set balanced annual budgets and ensure they have adequate reserves. The latest available audited financial statements from March 2016 showed that PCCs held around £1.8bn in resource reserves (up...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners: Finance (20 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: I would refer the Hon Gentleman to the Police Grant Reports and accompanying Written Ministerial Statements which set out the core funding provided by the Home Office and are available online at the address below. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-finance

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Greater Manchester (20 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: I recently wrote to all Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables setting out a programme of engagement to better understand the impact of changing demands on the sector and what more can be done to improve productivity and efficiency. As part of this engagement I will be speaking to the Mayor of Greater Manchester. The Government protected overall police spending in the 2015...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Stockport (20 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: Home Office Ministers have regular meetings as part of the process of policy development and delivery. I expect to engage with all Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables, including the Mayor of Greater Manchester, to discuss my programme to better understand the impact of changing demands on the sector and what more can be done to improve productivity and efficiency. I am also...

Written Answers — Home Office: Humberside Police: Mental Health Services (20 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: Information on the cost of providing support to people with mental health needs, by the police service, is an operational matter for individual police forces and is not held centrally by the Home Office.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police Stations: Hornsey (20 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave on the 13th September 2017, UIN 8520, 8522 and 8524.

Written Answers — Home Office: Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: We will be publishing the review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 shortly.

Written Answers — Home Office: West Yorkshire Police: Mental Health Services (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The allocation of resources is an operational decision for Chief Constables, working with their Police and Crime Commissioners. The information is not held centrally by the Home Office.

Written Answers — Home Office: Travellers: Caravan Sites (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: There are a range of existing powers available for both the police and local authorities to tackle unauthorised encampments. The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 provides specific powers to the police to move travellers from unauthorised encampments if certain criteria are met. The Home Office works closely with the police to ensure the powers they have are fit for purpose....

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Pay (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Government has been clear on its policy on public sector pay since the 2011 Autumn Statement. Home Office representatives attend Police Staff Council and have reflected that position over time. Police staff pay awards are not subject to approval by the Home Secretary or any other representative of the Home Office.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children: Internet (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office collects information from police forces on the number of police recorded offences that have an online element. The online flag became mandatory from April 2015 therefore data prior to this are not available. Information on the number of child sexual offences flagged as having an online element are published as experimental statistics in the ONS ‘Crime in England and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Stop and Search (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office does not hold information on the nationality of individuals stopped and searched. The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of stop and searches, and the number of resultant arrests, conducted by each police force in England and Wales. Data are broken down by the reason for the search, and the ethnicity of the person being searched, but not on the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Arrests (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office does not hold centrally information on the nationality of individuals arrested. The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of arrests broken down by offence group, gender, age group and ethnicity. These data are published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletins, where data for the year ending March 2016 can be...

Written Answers — Home Office: Motorcycles: Helmets (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: Decisions as to whether to initiate or continue any pursuit are operational ones for the police, balancing the public interest in apprehending suspected criminals against the need to avoid the death or serious injury of any road users. The College of Policing’s Authorised Professional Practice on Road Policing makes clear that “There may be a public interest in engaging...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police Community Support Officers: Wolverhampton (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Home Office does not hold the information requested. The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of police community support officers (PCSOs) who join the police workforce, as standard direct recruits, by police force area level only. These data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. The latest figures, published in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody Independent Review (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: The Government-commissioned Independent Review into Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody is a thorough and detailed work and the findings and recommendations are being carefully considered by Government, ahead of its publication.

Written Answers — Home Office: Driving: Identification (13 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: Section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988 requires the registered keeper of a vehicle to identify the person who was driving it when a possible offence was committed. The requirement is however to do so only if with reasonable diligence he or she can. How the police enforce road traffic law is an operational matter for their discretion and professional judgement. This includes how they seek to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners (13 Sep 2017)

Nick Hurd: Core grant funding for policing is provided to Police and Crime Commissioners or equivalent local policing bodies on an un-ringfenced basis. Under the measures set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, PCCs are required to set budgets and determine local precept levels.


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