§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from whom the Commissioner of Police 595W of the Metropolis sought clearance to take up the positions of (a) a director of ACPO Ltd and (b) a member of the Executive Committee of ACPO; and what payments or reward in kind attach to the position. 
§ Mr. Michael
The Commissioner did not need to seek clearance to take up the position of a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). Members of the Executive Committee of ACPO are regarded as Directors of the Association, which has the status of a private company limited by guarantee. The constitution of the Executive Committee is a matter for ACPO itself. No payments or rewards in kind are attached to the position of Director. I draw the attention of the hon. Member to my letters of 10 and 26 June and 8 July, offering to assist him with his concerns if he will outline or explain what has led to his interest in this topic.