HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 c491W
19. Mr. Beard

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review police methods and practices in gathering and interpreting information in the course of an inquiry. [74595]

Kate Hoey

Work is already underway in the Police Service to establish performance standards for the investigation of crime, to be followed and monitored in all forces. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has developed a manual of standards for murder investigations and their Crime Committee is developing models of good practice for all areas of crime investigation.