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John Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has considered to reduce the incidence of crime related to identity fraud. [199739]

Meg Hillier [holding answer 21 April 2008]: Our plans for the national identity scheme will provide people with a highly secure means of protecting and proving their identity. We have already introduced new criminal offences, provided more powers to share data to combat fraud, ensured better co-ordination in prosecuting fraudsters, and worked in partnership with public and private sector organisations to raise public awareness.

Police: Bureaucracy

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average time required by a police officer to complete the formal documentation of criminal evidence following an arrest for (a) burglary, (b) car theft and (c) criminal damage; and what steps she has taken to (i) monitor and (ii) reduce the time spent on procedural tasks by police officers. [198571]

Mr. McNulty: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the right hon. and learned Member for Devizes (Mr. Ancram) on 28 April 2008, Official Report, column 100W.

Police: Managers

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the name of each chief police officer (CPO) in England and Wales is; who the assistant CPO is in each case; and how long each CPO has been in post. [198517]

Mr. McNulty: The following table gives the name of each chief constable and deputy chief constable and the date of each chief constable’s appointment.

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Chief constables and deputy chief constables and equivalent ranks—as at 1 April 2008
Force Name CC in post since

Avon and Somerset

CC Colin Port

27 January 2005

DCC Rob Beckley


CC Gillian Parker

4 July 2005

DCC Martin Stuart


CC Julie Spence

10 December 2005

DCC John Feavyour


CC Peter Fahy

8 December 2002

DCC Graeme Gerrard

City of London

Commissioner Michael Bowron

16 February 2007

Asst Commissioner Frank Armstrong


CC Sean Price

31 March 2003

DCC Ronald Hogg


CC Craig Mackey

17 September 2007

DCC Christine Twigg


CC Mick Creedon

1 October 2007

DCC Alan Goodwin

Devon and Cornwall

CC Stephen Otter

15 January 2007

DCC Tony Melville


CC Martin Baker

1 January 2005

DCC Christopher Lee


CC Jon Stoddart

28 March 2007

DCC Gary Barnett


DCC Andrew Edwards (currently acting CC)


CC Roger Baker

1 July 2005

DCC Andy Bliss


CC Dr. Tim Brain

31 March 2001

DCC Mark Polin

Greater Manchester

DCC David Whatton (currently acting CC)


CC Mike Tonge

1 April 2004

DCC Michael Giannasi


CC Paul Kernaghan

21 September 1999

DCC Ian Readhead


CC Frank Whiteley

4 October 2004

DCC Simon Parr


CC Tim Hollis

1 April 2005

DCC David Griffin


CC Michael Fuller

1 January 2004

DCC Adrian Leppard


CC Stephen Finnigan

23 March 2007

DCC Michael Cunningham


CC Matthew Baggott

9 December 2002

DCC David Lindley


CC Tony Lake

24 September 2003

DCC Richard Crompton


CC Bernard Hogan-Howe

13 November 2004

DCC Bernard Lawson


Commissioner Sir Ian Blair

1 February 2005

Dep Commissioner Paul Stephenson

16 March 2005

Asst Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur

30 April 2001

Asst Commissioner Tim Godwin

16 January 2003

Asst Commissioner Bob Quick

1 March 2008

Asst Commissioner John Yates

3 January 2007


CC Ian McPherson

29 December 2006

DCC Ian Learmonth


CC Peter Maddison

5 May 2003

DCC Davina Logan


CC Michael Craik

1 April 2005

DCC David Warcup

North Wales

CC Richard Brunstrom

30 December 2000

DCC Clive Wolfendale

North Yorkshire

CC Grahame Maxwell

16 May 2007

DCC Adam Briggs


CC Stephen Green

24 June 2000

DCC Howard Roberts

South Wales

CC Barbara Wilding

1 January 2004

DCC Peter Vaughan

South Yorkshire

CC Meredydd Hughes

1 September 2004

DCC Bob Dyson


CC Chris Sims

24 September 2007

DCC Adrian Lee


CC Simon Ash

4 June 2007

DCC Jacqui Cheer


DCC Mark Rowley (currently temp CC)


CC Martin Richards

1 October 2007

Acting DCC Jeremy Paine

Thames Valley

CC Sara Thornton

1 April 2007

DCC Alex Marshall


CC Keith Bristow

8 December 2006

DCC Andrew Parker

West Mercia

CC Paul West

1 August 2003

DCC Ian Arundale

West Midlands

CC Sir Paul Scott-Lee

23 September 2002

DCC Philip Gormley

West Yorkshire

CC Sir Norman Bettison

29 January 2007

DCC Julia Hodson


CC Brian Moore

1 January 2008

DCC Stephen Long

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