HC Deb 10 December 1992 vol 215 c733W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what selection criteria are used in determining the appointment of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

Mr. Charles Wardle

When considering the suitability of senior police officers for the appointment, my right hon. and learned Friend had regard to the operational and managerial experience needed for leading the Metropolitan police service.