HC Deb 27 May 2004 vol 421 c1768W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 May to the hon. Member for Southend, West, reference 172570, which police forces use bicycles while patrolling; and if he will make a statement. [175898]

Ms Blears

Information on the number of police forces who use bicycles while patrolling is not collected centrally. The deployment of officers patrolling on bicycles is an operational matter for the Chief Constable and will vary among each force.