HC Deb 20 November 1987 vol 122 c720W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made for Her Majesty's chief inspector of constabulary to contribute to the inspection of the Metropolitan police; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hurd

At the invitation of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary will in future conduct inspections of aspects of the Metropolitan police. The inspections will complement the internal inspection arrangements already existing in the Metropolitan police, copies of reports of which I already receive.

The inspections will ensure that the Metropolitan police and provincial forces share the experience and best practice of each other. Reports of inspections will be submitted to the Commissioner of Police and to me. The programme of inspections will be agreed between Her Majesty's chief inspector of constabulary, the Commissioner of Police and myself.

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