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Direct Entry For External Candidates Into Senior Police Grades

EDM number 1083 in 2012-13, proposed by Elfyn Llwyd on 13/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Employment and Police.

That this House commends the British police force as the best in the world for its professionalism and commitment; recognises that this is due in no small part to the experience senior officers have gained through working their way up through the policing system including spending time on the beat and interacting with different people in different situations; is concerned by the Government's plans to allow direct entry for external candidates, such as business executives and overseas police officers, without any previous experience of the British police force, into senior levels of the police force; believes such a lack of knowledge of the British policing system will ill-equip them for the many complex situations they will face; and calls on the Government to re-consider this plan and give more support, opportunities and resources to current police officers in England and Wales who hope to join senior ranks within the service.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Elfyn Llwyd13/02/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Bob Russell13/02/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
John McDonnell13/02/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Hywel Williams13/02/2013ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
David Anderson13/02/2013BlaydonLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon14/02/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Virendra Sharma14/02/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Linda Riordan14/02/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/02/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale14/02/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Wood25/02/2013Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Mark Williams25/02/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan Edwards25/02/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Caton26/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin26/02/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/02/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
William McCrea27/02/2013South AntrimDUPSigned

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