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Police: Protective Clothing

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5190, tabled on 3 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 June (HL4611), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by the police service; and if they have not made such an assessment, why not.

Answered on

17 June 2020

The Government recognises the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all of those on the frontline, including police.

The Home Secretary and Minister for Policing have regular conversations with police forces about a range of matters including supply of PPE, ensuring a sufficient daily supply is available. The National Police Co-ordination Centre is co-ordinating police PPE procurement and distribution across the whole country and confirm that police currently have a good supply of PPE.

The amount of PPE in stock and used by each force is not held centrally. That is an operational matter for forces.

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Home Office