Sir George receives shield from Lord Chancellor
27 Apr 2004
Sir George, Lord Chancellor and Paul Kernaghan
Sir George, Lord Chancellor and Paul Kernaghan
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At a "graduation dinner" held in the House of Lords, Sir George and six other MP's got their shields for completing the Police Parliamentary Scheme. The MP's were also given a tie, to recognise their 30 days with the police.
"It was an honour to get my shield from the Lord Chancellor and from Paul Kernaghan, Chief Constable of Hampshire."
Sir George spent the bulk of his time in Southampton and at the Police Training centre in Netley. "The Hampshire Constabulary put forward a really interesting programme, which gave me an insight into the challenges that confront our policemen and women on the beat."
Speaking at the dinner, Sir George said that the scheme benefitted both police and MP's "We now know where the shoe is pinching, so far as the work of the police is concerned. And the police are getting more and more MP's in the House of Commons, who can see these problems through the eyes of the police, and speak about law and order with more authority. We can help the Home Office in their battle with the Treasury for more resources."
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