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Police: Complaints

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to require the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to inform her Department of the number of complaints to the IPCC which have been (a) made and (b) upheld; if she will publish such information on receipt; and if she will make a statement. (244877)

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is required by law to collate and publish a report presenting statistics on complaints recorded by police forces in England and Wales. Along with other statistical data, the reports contain information on complaints made and upheld. The reports are prepared by the IPCC and laid before Parliament on an annual basis. Reports from 2004-05 can be found on the IPCC website at the following link:

http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/index/resources/research/stats.htm

The Home Office has no plans to issue a statement.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 17 November 2008, Official Report, columns 155-56W, on police complaints, if she will obtain this information from the Independent Police Complaints Commission and place it in the Library; and if she will make a statement. (244878)

Issues relating to the implementation of recommendations is a matter for the Independent Police Complaints Commission.