The commissioning authority has formally amended the terms of reference once, at the request of one of the complainants.
No interim reports have been published. A partial report has been submitted to the commissioning authority. The delay in completion of the investigation has been caused by the breadth of the terms of reference, and the scale and complexity of the ensuing investigation.
No formal extensions have been granted. The commissioning authority has been kept informed of the progress of the investigation throughout, and has accepted the revised timeframe.
The initial target date for completion was March 2006. This proved to be unrealistic given the scale of the investigation, and the investigation is now due to be completed in the near future.
The Prison Service area manager for London is the commissioning authority and as such will have responsibility for considering the content of the report, overseeing any disciplinary action that may be deemed necessary, and addressing any other issues that may arise. The area manager for London may seek to discuss these matters with his line manager who is the Deputy Director General of the Prison Service.