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Police: Health

Home Department written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice she has received regarding the potential effects of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 on proposals to introduce an annual fitness test for police officers.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The recommendation on fitness testing is included in the policy equality statement in Tom Winsor's Independent Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions—Final Report, published on 15 March. In the report Tom Winsor states that, in his view, the test is justifiable because it is job related and does not have a detrimental effect on people on the grounds of age or sex.

This recommendation has been referred to the police negotiating machinery for consideration.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department, my right hon. Friend Mrs May, will consider carefully the potential equality impact of any recommendations around annual fitness tests for officers in line with her legal responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010.

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