Police: Ports

Transport written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Tom Blenkinsop Tom Blenkinsop Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the extent to which chief officers of territorial police forces have used the Marine Navigation Act 2013 to permit port constables to act outside their port area for policing purposes connected with the port constable's police area.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Of the six English port police forces, able to use the Marine Navigation Act, the port police forces for Bristol, Dover and Teesport have sought and received the consent of the chief constable of the relevant territorial police force to exercise certain powers outside their port area, while a fourth, Liverpool port police, is currently seeking it.

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