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Scarman Report

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state which of the recommendations of the Scarman report which he did not accept or implement he is now re-considering in the light of recent events in inner-city areas.

The police have re-examined almost every area of their activities in the light of Lord Scarman's report. All of his recommendations on policing have been implemented, half of them in full, and the rest in different degrees depending on resources, further consultation and action still being taken. The Government also continue to attach high priority to relieving the social needs of the inner cities.