HC Deb 18 July 2002 vol 389 c560W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the regularity and subject matter of communications between his Department and Hampshire police authority in June. [69256]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 12 July 2002]The Home Office does not have a regular cycle of correspondence with police authorities on a monthly basis. A trawl of the Department and inquiries of Hampshire police authority has identified 14 items of correspondence sent from the Home Office and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary to the police authority between 1 and 30 June 2002. These covered a range of issues including police reform, police performance and funding arrangements.