HL Deb 11 November 1996 vol 575 cc82-3WA
Lord Harris of Greenwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Home Office proposes to respond before the end of this year to the report, published in March 1996, of the independent committee of inquiry into the role and responsibilities of the police established by the Police Foundation and the Policy Studies Institute.

Baroness Blatch

The Government will not be responding in detail to this report for the reasons given in the letter of 4th June 1996 from my right honourable friend the Minister of State to Sir John Cassels. As indicated in that letter, the report has made a useful contribution to the continuing debate on policing in England and Wales.