HL Deb 24 April 2001 vol 625 c34WA
Lord Burnham

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What alterations they envisage it will be necessary to make to Home Office Circular 17/99 Co-ordinated Policing Protocol between the Ministry of Defence Police and Home Office Police Forces,Scottish Executive Police Circular 14/99 Protocol between Ministry of Defence Police and the Police Forces in Scotland and the comparable document for Northern Ireland to bring them into line with the provisions of the Armed Forces Bill. [HL1584]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

If the changes to MDP jurisdiction proposed in the Armed Forces Bill are enacted, the three Policing Protocols between the Ministry of Defence Police and the Home Department Police Forces will need to be reviewed in order to ensure that responsibility is clearly defined in all circumstances, where, after the changes, both have jurisdiction.