HC Deb 10 March 1998 vol 308 cc122-3W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received regarding administrative burdens on the police; and if he will make a statement. [33214]

Mr. McLeish

We have received no recent representations. The police have our full support and we are constantly looking at ways of reducing any burdens which deflect the police from their front line task of tackling crime—for instance by technological developments such as the Integration of Scottish Criminal Justice Information Systems and the Scottish Police Information Strategy.

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