HC Deb 25 March 1982 vol 20 c384W
20. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will appoint Sir Kenneth Newman as the next commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

Mr. Raison

The commissioner is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen under section 1 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1829. The appointment of Sir Kenneth Newman was announced on 23 March.