§ Sir Dudley Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contact his Department has in supporting the international detection organisation Interpol in its work; what improvements in its efficiency are likely to be achieved; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The Home Office deals with the United Kingdom's annual subscription to Interpol and financial provision for the national central bureau of Interpol, which is located in London. Home Office officials also attend Interpol conferences and maintain regular contact with senior officers of the national central bureau. The Association of Chief Police Officers has established a working party to review the working methods of the United Kingdom national central bureau with the aim of evaluating the bureau's existing resources and its future pattern of work.