This briefing paper explore police service strength data from the Home Office, Scottish Government, and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). Each country receives individual analysis utilising the available data from each police force area and international comparisons where available.
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
- The Queen’s Speech and Queen’s Speech Government background briefing
- Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments [Home Office consultation]
- Policing in the UK [Commons Library Briefing]
- Introduction to police powers [Commons Library Briefing]
- Tresspass to land [Commons Library Briefing]
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This briefing explains the key concepts underpinning the British model of policing. It introduces the key actors in UK policing. It provides a brief introduction to UK police forces and discusses their performance
This Commons Library briefing paper describes police detention powers and outlines a recent history of their reform. It also describes the police custody estate.