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Police Pursuits

Home Office written question – answered on 14th January 2020.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals on police pursuits; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

As announced in the Queens Speech in December 2019, the Government will bring forward a Police Powers and Protection Bill to ensure that police officers are provided with the protections and powers they need to keep the population safe.

On pursuits, the Bill will introduce a new test to assess the standard of driving of a police officer so that their skills and training can be taken into account should there be any subsequent investigations into their actions.

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