§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 21 March 2000,Official Report, column 484W, for what reason the number of police officers working on the Jill Dando murder investigation has been reduced; and if he will make a statement on future numbers. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
The number of police officers deployed on any murder investigation is an operational matter for the relevant Chief Officer of Police, in this case the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
The Commissioner tells me that the size of the team investigating Jill Dando's death is subject to regular management review to ensure the efficient and effective progression of the investigation.