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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2258: tabled on 24 May 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House disagrees with the former Home Secretary that merging the Northamptonshire Police Force into a larger regional super-force will be of benefit to local policing in Northamptonshire; supports Northamptonshire Police Authority in its decision not to volunteer for merger into a new East Midlands Strategic Police Authority; understands the wider public's opposition to the unspecified costs of these proposals; notes that over 1,000 people have already signed the Save Northants Police petition; further notes that such a reorganisation can only lead to a dilution of local community policing; further notes that the former Home Secretary consistently failed to make a coherent case for such a merger and failed to listen to, or ignored the opinions of local police forces opposed to this merger; commends Northampton Borough Council for passing a motion that opposes such a merger; and expects other local authorities to follow suit.