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Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of the recommendations of the Flanagan review have been implemented; (254819)

(2) what progress has been made in implementing each of the recommendations of the Flanagan report;

(3) pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 7WS, on policing: publication of reports by Sir David Normington and Jan Berry, which of the 19 recommendations made by Sir Ronnie Flanagan have been implemented.

There has been significant progress in implementing the recommendations from Sir Ronnie Flanagan's Independent Review of Policing in England and Wales. The 59 recommendations made by Sir Ronnie Flanagan (covering both his interim and final reports) required fundamental change to the police service's management and culture. Nevertheless a substantial number of the recommendations have already been implemented and we are working in close partnership with National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and Jan Berry, the new independent Reducing Bureaucracy Advocate to implement all of the recommendations by early 2010.