HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c99W
Mr. Corbett

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review the powers of chief constables to discipline members of the police force. [8588]

Mr. Michael

Work has been going on for some time to revise procedures for dealing with misconduct by police officers and to introduce for the first time procedures to deal with unsatisfactory performance. All the police staff associations have co-operated in the development of new procedures and we hope to complete work on outstanding issues shortly.