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Professional Standards Investigations

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people involved in professional standards department investigations in the last 12 months are (a) white and (b) from black or minority ethnic backgrounds. (97528)

The statistics for the ethnicity of police staff involved in professional standards department investigations is not specifically captured or held centrally.

However, police complaints statistics for England and Wales up to 31 March 2004 are available on the Home Office website (www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds). With effect from 1 April 2004, the responsibility for the guardianship of the police complaints system and the collation and publication of these statistics passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and they are available on: www.ipcc.gov.uk/index/resources/research/stats).