HC Deb 15 July 1993 vol 228 cc644-5W
Mr. Gallie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland; when he will issue his consultation document reviewing police conduct and performance procedures in the Scottish police service.

Mr. Lang

I am today issuing a paper which invites comments on proposals for new procedures to deal with unsatisfactory performance and unacceptable conduct in the police service. I believe these arrangements would be in keeping with the changes which have been, and are being made, to personnel management in the police service. Some of my proposals are drawn from those contained in a similar consultation paper issued by my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department. My proposals which are designed to modernise and simplify existing procedures in line with best management practice, build on the excellent work already being done by the police themselves to improve the quality of their service to the public.

I have invited comments on the paper by 31 August 1993 and shall welcome views from everyone with an interest in these issues.

Copies of the paper are available in the Library and in the Vote Office.

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