§ 73. Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he proposes to amend the guidelines issued by his Department on the work of the special branch.
§ 76. Ms. Clare Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what safeguards exist to ensure that special branch officers adhere to the guidelines issued by his Department.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The chief officer of each force is responsible for ensuring that the activities of his special branch are properly controlled and supervised, having regard to the provisions of the Home Office "Guidelines on the work of a Special Branch", issued on 19 December 1984. Special branches are also subject to inspection by Her Majesty's inspectors of constabulary in the same way as other parts of police forces.