NARPO: Post conference reaction

Commenting on the statement made to the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) Annual Conference on 11th September 2009 by the Police Minister David Hanson M.P.

Eric Evans the President of NARPO said, ‘We are pleased to see that the Minister appears to accept that the Home Office Circular 46/2004 is in need of amendment. Our view is that the circular and pressure from the Home Office has created a situation where some forces are guilty of maladministration of the injury benefit system to the detriment of significant numbers of our members. We have been working hard to get this view across to the Home Office. We are very pleased to accept the Minister’s offer of a meeting to discuss this issue and others of interest to our members in the very near future.’