HC Deb 25 January 1979 vol 961 cc200-1W
Mr. F. P. Crowder

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if any final decision has been reached regarding the possible closure of some police stations in the Hillingdon area of the Metropolitan Police district; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Summerskill

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis is studying local policing arrangements in the Metropolis, including the future of existing police stations. It is for him to take decisions about the future of stations, as operational matters are primarily involved. I understand, however, that no firm decisions have yet been taken, and the Commissioner has given an assurance that before any changes are made he will give those concerned, including the local authorities in the Metropolitan Police district an opportunity to express their views.