HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c82W
34. Martin Linton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to appoint(a) police auxiliaries and (b) neighbourhood wardens in the Metropolitan police area. [21138]

Mr. Denham

The White Paper "Policing a New Century" outlines our proposals for developing the "Extended Police Family". This represents a major increase in the capacity of the police and others to provide an effective public presence giving reassurance and support for decent civil communities.

The appointment of Community Support Officers is an operational matter for the Chief Officer and neighbourhood wardens are usually employed by a local authority.