§ Mr. Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those police forces in Wales that have accepted the recommendation of the Scarman report on the establishment of formal liaison committees or other appropriate consultative machinery regarding community policing; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I issued guidance in June which made clear my firm belief that there is a need in all police areas in England and Wales for an agreed means of regular consultation between the community and the police. Chief constables and police authorities are jointly developing arrangements to suit local needs, and which will be underpinned by the provision in the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill. We shall review progress early next year.