§ Mr. Terry Fields
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings representatives of his Department have had with the chief constable of Merseyside since 1981; whether policing methods in Liverpool were discussed at any of these meetings; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
Home Office officials and members of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary have met the Chief Constable of Merseyside on numerous occasions since 1981 to discuss issues of policing policy. The policing problems of Merseyside have been discussed but operations in any part of a police area are a matter for the Chief Constable.