HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 cc789-90W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with chief constables in England on their planning arrangements for 31 December and 1 January 2000; and if he will make a statement. [97962]

Mr. Charles Clarke

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 25 October 1999,Official Report, column 682, in response to a question from the hon. Member for East Surrey (Mr. Ainsworth). My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary and Ministerial colleagues met the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), John Evans, on 18 October to discuss the millennium readiness of the emergency services. Mr. Evans chairs the ACPO millennium co-ordinating committee which advises police forces on these issues.