HC Deb 24 October 2001 vol 373 cc277-8W
Mr. Paice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement about his proposals for reform of police working conditions. [9723]

Mr. Denham

The police reform programme is about making the police service more effective in catching criminals and reducing crime and the fear of crime. To help ensure that the police service has the support it, managers and officers need to deliver these outputs, we are today presenting the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) with the outcomes we wish to achieve in respect of relevant police conditions so that it can explore and agree how best to deliver them. I have placed a copy of the outcomes paper presented to PNB in the Library.