HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c734W
15. Mr. David

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Home Office on community support officers in Wales. [129550]

Mr. Touhig

My hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues about matters affecting Wales.

All four Welsh police forces now have funding for Community Support Officers. In July I met a group of CSOs based in my own constituency who are already coming to be recognised as a valuable part of the local policing team.