HC Deb 11 May 1989 vol 152 c525W
28. Mr. Anthony Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress is being made in implementing the recommendations of the Audit Commission on police efficiency.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Following its special study on the police, the Audit Commission has produced detailed audit guidance for district auditors, for use in the value for money audits which they are conducting in all provincial police forces. The police forces are co-operating fully with the district audit service in these inquiries. Chief officers of police and the police authorities are primarily responsible for implementing promptly the improvements in efficiency and effectiveness which are identified. This is valuable work which has the full support of the Home Office and Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary.