HL Deb 02 February 2005 vol 669 c38WA
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the recommendations in Section 15, paragraph 11 of the Patten report regarding the introduction of childcare facilities, childcare vouchers and flexible shift arrangements for police officers have been put into effect. [HL373]

Baroness Amos

With regard to the introduction of childcare facilities, as per Patten recommendation 123, focus groups have been held across the organisation with police and support staff in district command units and headquarters departments. The purpose of this was to assess staff needs in relation to childcare, to canvas opinion on some initiatives and capture suggestions on how to improve current policies.

The findings of these focus groups, along with information from other police and non-police organisations, will be used to prepare a business case for childcare initiatives.