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Police: Menezes Inquest

Volume 707: debated on Monday 26 January 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government following the verdict on 12 December in the de Menezes inquest, what assessment they have made of the responsibility of senior members of the Metropolitan Police for the case. [HL484]

The case was a complex one raising important issues about the way in which operational policing is carried out. Those are primarily matters for the police service, with assistance from the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), to ensure that the lessons are learnt and applied across all forces. The Home Office is also considering those issues carefully with the police service and the health and safety executive.

The police service, together with our security services, remains in the forefront of the fight against terrorism and retains the Home Office's full confidence.