Policing and Crime Bill

Back down to Westminster this morning and after questions on Education the main business is the Second Reading of a new Bill the Policing and Crime Bill. Among other issues the Bill will reform policing and enable changes to the way fire and rescue services are governed. It will place a duty on police, fire and ambulance services to work together and enable police and crime commissioners to take on the responsibility for fire and rescue services in some cases. The Bill will reform the police complaints and disciplinary systems and further support the independence of HM Inspector of Constabulary. The Bill will also stop the detention in police cells of children and young people under the age of 18 who are experiencing mental health problems.

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  1. Whilst I fully agree that police cells are the wrong place for people with mental problems. The closure of mental health beds over the last ten years has added greatly to the problem. Mental health still remains grossly underfunded.

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