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New Met commissioner plans £300m efficiency savings

PUBLISHED February 1, 2005

Sir Ian Blair, the new Metropolitan police commissioner, is to introduce a wide-ranging shakeup of Scotland Yard to improve efficiency and save more than £300m.

Taking over the top job from Sir John Stevens tomorrow after five years as his deputy, Sir Ian has asked Alan Brown, one of three newly appointed assistant commissioners, to conduct the review, which will cover most parts of the Met.