§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what benefits have accrued to the Metropolitan police from the exchange of views with London borough treasurers on the accounting methods of the Metropolitan police.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the consultations enable a frank and open exchange of views from which both sides benefit. In particular they have helped the Metropolitan police to identify financial information which the local authorities want. A proposal to change the basis of the accounts has been put forward by the borough treasurers and will be discussed with Home Office officials.