Central Motoring Police Group

Home Office written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the decision of West Mercia Police to withdraw from the Central Motorway Police Group on its responsibility to collaborate effectively with other police forces.

Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the withdrawal of West Mercia Police from the Central Motorway Police Group on levels of public safety; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Decisions on how the police enforce the law and deploy their available resources, including collaboration arrangements, are the responsibility of individual Chief Officers, taking into account the specific local problems and demands with which they are faced.

The Home Office has therefore not made any assessment of the effect of the withdrawal of West Mercia Police from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) on levels of public safety.

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