HC Deb 03 July 2000 vol 353 c66W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if police response times are calculated on the same basis in each police force area in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. [122284]

Mr. Charles Clarke

[holding answer 15 May 2000]: No. Each police area has a different method for measuring response times. Details for 1998–99 are contained in the Audit Commission Report "Police and Fire Services Local Authority Performance Indicators 98/99".