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Homicide: Females

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the time scale is for the internal police inquiry into the handling of honour killings; whether the results of the inquiry will be made public; and if he will make a statement. (143862)

After an internal review by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Professional Standards Directorate, the recent honour killing case involving Miss Banaz Mahmod was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for investigation on 13 June 2007.

It would be inappropriate to commit to time scales as this stage. The IPCC will, where appropriate, make their findings public at the conclusion of their investigation.