HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c427W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will assess the advantages and disadvantages of putting CID officers into uniform for part of the working week. [68052]

Mr. Boateng

It is an operational matter for chief constables whether they make provision available for transfer of officers between Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and uniform duties, and the rotation of staff within specialisms, to allow for career development leading to a wider experience of policing.