Police

Home Department written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of the Essex Constabulary about plans to review police divisional boundaries in Essex; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

holding answer 21 February 2005

Deployment of police resources and the structural configuration to support policing issues is an operational matter and therefore falls firmly within the remit of the Chief Constable. This is not therefore an issue which the Secretary of State would normally involve himself.

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