Reply email-letter dated 15 March 2013 from Mr Bob Jones, West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner in reply to a written enquiry I made on 21 Dec 2012, alleging breach of statutory remit by WM Police & Crime Panel

  [To read the preceeding letter, please Click here.]
  [To read the letter following this, please Click here.]

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Our reference: 2012-00135

Mr Hubert Taylor

15 March 2013

Dear Mr Taylor

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21 December regarding the appointment of the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and the role of the Police and Crime Panel.

Firstly I apologise for the time taken to respond to you about this issue.

In your e-mail you state that you believe that the Police and Crime Panel went beyond its statutory remit within its confirmation letter on 27 November 2012 to me.

Legally the Police and Crime Panel have a wide discretion in decisions relating to its response in considering the Deputy appointment and therefore I do not consider that there is any legal point involved.

For this reason I do not proposed to take this matter any further.

Thank you again for your letter. Please do not hesitate to get into contact with me if I can be of any further assistance.


[R M Jones]

Bob Jones
Police and Crime Commissioner

Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ
Tel: 0121 626 6060 Fax: 0121 626 5003 Web:




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