Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

PEERS TEAR APART 'FLAGSHIP' LAW AND ORDER BILL

  • Comment
A 'ferocious' Lords attack last night, led by Lord Whitelaw, on the Police and Magistrates Bill, left Home Secretar...
A 'ferocious' Lords attack last night, led by Lord Whitelaw, on the Police and Magistrates Bill, left Home Secretary, Michael Howard facing a compromise on the bill which is a centrepiece of the government's back to basics campaign, the Independent reports (p1).

Peers warned the government that the bill would place too much power over police in the hands of the Home Secretary. Areas of contention included the direct appointment of the chairmen of police authorities which Lord Whitelaw called 'a major change in the whole history of policing in this country.' and 'very dangerous indeed'.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.