The disciplinary investigation found no evidence of any criminal offence which would have warranted referral to the police for investigation. Had it done so, the police would have been asked for advice, and possible action.
It is not Ministry of Justice policy for the contents of disciplinary investigations to be made public. It would therefore not be appropriate to place in the Library a report into disciplinary issues affecting individuals, even when the investigation and resulting disciplinary proceedings are complete.
(2) for what reasons he did not decide to hold an independent inquiry into the allegations; and if he will make a statement.
The disciplinary investigation reported to the Director of Offender Management for London. The disciplinary process is currently overseen by the Chief Operating Officer of the National Offender Management Service.
Once the Chief Inspector of Prisons made the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) aware of allegations of temporary transfers, an internal investigation, conducted by a senior Governor from another NOMS geographical area, was commissioned. As the investigation was into matters for which operational experience was essential this was an appropriate course of action.
No members of staff have been suspended. One member of staff was placed on alternative duties, but has now resumed his substantive post.