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Mr. Denham: The appointment of a chief constable is a matter for decision by the appropriate police authority, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State. In making an appointment, a police authority must adhere to Regulation 13A of the Police Regulations 1995, which provide that appointment as chief constable should be for a minimum period of four years and a maximum period of seven years.
The current position for each force in England is given in the table. In a small number of cases, the appointment pre-dates the introduction of the fixed term regulations on 1 April 1995, and exceeds the current maximum period.
|Force||Chief Constable||Appointment date||Term|
|Avon and Somerset||S. C. Pilkington Esq QPM||February 1998||3 years 11 months|
|Bedfordshire Police||Paul Hancock Esq||April 2001||9 months|
|Cambridgeshire||D. G. Gunn Esq CBE QPM||September 1993||8 years 4 months|
|Cheshire Police||N. Burgess Esq QPM||October 1997||4 years 3 months|
|City of London Police||Perry Nove QPM||April 1998||3 years 9 months|
|Cleveland Police||B. D. Shaw Esq QPM||August 1995||6 years 5 months|
|Cumbria||Michael Baxter||December 2001||1 month|
|Derbyshire||D. Coleman Esq||July 2000||1 year 6 months|
|Devon and Cornwall||Sir John Evans QPM||September 1988||13 years 4 months|
|Dorset Police||Mrs. Jane Stichbury QPM||December 1998||3 years 1 month|
|Durham||G. E. Hedges QPM||August 1997||4 years 5 months|
|Essex Police||D. F. Stevens Esq QPM||March 1998||3 years 10 months|
|Gloucestershire||Timothy Brain Esq||March 2001||10 months|
|Gtr Manchester Police||D. Wilmot Esq QPM||April 1991||10 years 9 months|
|Hampshire||P. R. Kernaghan Esq QPM||May 1999||2 years 8 months|
|Hertfordshire||Paul Acres Esq QPM||February 2000||1 year 11 months|
|Humberside Police||D. Westwood Esq QPM||November 1998||3 years 2 months|
|Kent||Sir David Phillips QPM||November 1992||9 years 2 months|
|Lancashire||Mrs. P Clare QPM||May 1995||6 years 8 months|
|Leicestershire||D. J. Wyrko Esq QPM||April 1997||4 years 9 months|
|Lincolnshire Police||R. J. N. Childs Esq QPM||March 1998||3 years 10 months|
|Merseyside Police||N. Bettison Esq QPM||November 1998||3 years 2 months|
|Metropolitan Police||Sir John Stevens QPM||February 2000||1 year 11 months|
|Norfolk||K. R. Williams Esq QPM||May 1993||8 years 8 months|
|Northamptonshire Police||Mr. Chris Fox QPM||July 1996||5 years 6 months|
|Northumbria Police||J. C. Strachan Esq QPM||October 1997||4 years 3 months|
|North Yorkshire Police||D. R. Kenworthy Esq QPM||October 1997||4 years 3 months|
|Nottinghamshire Police||Stephen M. Green Esq, QPM||February 2000||1 year 11 months|
|South Yorkshire Police||M. I. I. Hedges Esq QPM||February 1998||3 years 11 months|
|Staffordshire Police||J. W. Giffard Esq QPM||October 1995||6 years 3 months|
|Suffolk||P. J. Scott-Lee Esq QPM||April 1998||3 years 9 months|
|Surrey Police||Denis O'Connor CBE, QPM||February 2000||1 year 11 months|
|Sussex Police||Ken Jones||January 2002||under 1 month|
|Thames Valley Police||Peter Neyroud||January 2002||under 1 month|
|Warwickshire Police||John Burbeck QPM||August 2000||1 year 5 months|
|West Mercia||P. Hampson Esq QPM||April 1999||2 years 9 months|
|West Midlands Police||Sir Edward Crew QPM||May 1996||5 years 8 months|
|West Yorkshire Police||Graham Moore Esq QPM||November 1997||4 years 2 months|
|Wiltshire||Miss E Neville QPM||October 1996||5 years 3 months|
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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Crime Fighting Fund officers were projected to be allocated to Hampshire in 200102; how many officers were allocated; how many Crime Fighting Fund officers will be allocated for 200203; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Denham: Hampshire has been allocated a total of 243 Crime Fighting Fund (CFF) recruits over and above previous recruitment plans for the three years to March 2003. This total was initially divided between the three years of the CFF recruitment scheme as follows:
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of domestic violence were investigated by the police in the Buckingham constituency in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001. 
Mr. Denham: The information requested is not held centrally. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Thames Valley police collect the information by Basic Command Unit areas, but none of these areas correspond exactly with the Buckingham constituency.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what have been the costs of extra activities undertaken by his Department in connection with events following the 11 September terrorist attacks on the United States; and if these costs will be met from his Department's budget. 
Mr. Blunkett: Some extra costs are being incurred, on departmental security measures. These costs will be met from the Home Office's budget and it is not possible to quantify them. As regards the cost of the measures announced in my Statement of 15 October 2001, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to a question from the right hon. and learned Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Howard) on 23 January 2002, Official Report, column 914W.
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Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish (a) the most recent figures, (b) the figures for May 1997 based on the old boundaries and (c) estimated figures for May 1997 based on the new boundaries, for the number of police officers within the city of London and Metropolitan police areas, broken down by London borough. 
Mr. Denham [holding answer 9 November 2001]: The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has provided police strength in the Metropolitan police at 31 October 2001 and 1 July 1997 broken down by borough. Information for May 1997 is not available.
|Borough||Strength 31 October 2001(21)||Strength 1 July 1997(21)|
|Kensington and Chelsea||539.51||648.30|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||506.14||559.65|
|Barking and Dagenham||285.82||299.05|
|Richmond upon Thames||263.17||278.85|
|Kingston upon Thames||256.40||354.33|
|Recruits, non borough units and HQ staff||8,621.52||7,846.27|
(21) Figures are full-time equivalents
(22) These posts are paid for by Heathrow airport plc.
(23) Spelthorne was transferred to Surrey police in April 2000.
The Metropolitan police force area boundary was changed in April 2000. The Metropolitan Police Service are unable to provide estimated figures for officers in post in 1997 on the basis of the new boundaries.
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1997 and 705 on 2 November 2001. The force employed 347 civilian support staff in March 1997 and 223 in March 2001.
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