Dear Department for Transport,
On the 3rd July 2014 a written question was asked of the Secretary of State for Transport in relation to Ports Police and section 7 of the Marine Navigation Act 2013. The reply was made by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary on 9th July. I have copied the relevant extract from Hansard below:
"Police: Ports:Written question - 203891
Asked by Tom Blenkinsop
(Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
Asked on: 03 July 2014
Department for Transport
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the extent to which chief officers of territorial police forces have used the Marine Navigation Act 2013 to permit port constables to act outside their port area for policing purposes connected with the port constable's police area.
Answered by: Stephen Hammond
Answered on: 09 July 2014
Of the six English port police forces, able to use the Marine Navigation Act, the port police forces for Bristol, Dover and Teesport have sought and received the consent of the Chief Constable of the relevant territorial police force to exercise certain powers outside their port area, while a fourth, Liverpool Port Police, is currently seeking it."
Please provide any relevant correspondence/information/documents that were used to assist the Parliamentary Under-Secretary in giving this answer. I am particularly interested in the details of the consent given by the Chief Constable of the relevant territorial force as the legislation itself gives some discretion to the Chief Officer as to the level, conditions and scope of the consent for the extended jurisidiction of Ports Police constables.
Dear D Llewellyn,
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0015467.
A response will be issued to you in due course.
Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
For the attention of Mr D Llewelyn
Dear Mr Llewelyn
I attach a document which is a letter and a copy of the information
requested regarding Port Police Forces and section 7 of the Marine
Navigation Act 2013. Personal information has been redacted from the
e-mails in accordance with section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act
[IMG] Caroline Wall
Maritime Security Compliance & Ports Policy, Maritime
Security & Resilience Division
2/32, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR
020 7944 6251 07803 172527
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Dear Caroline Wall,
Thank you, that fully answers my query.