I am pleased to announce that today my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and I are publishing the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) annual report and accounts [HC 450]. Copies of the report have been laid before the House and will be available in the Vote Office.
This is the twelfth annual report from the IPCC, covering its work during 2015-16. In this period the IPCC has made good progress as they continues its expansion. It has started more than twice the number of investigations than in 2014-15 and completed 259 cases (139 more than in the previous year). The report also highlights some key investigations the IPCC handled, for example those involving deaths during or following police contact. It also reports on the progress made with the Hillsborough investigations.
As well as covering the police, the annual report also includes a section on the discharge of the IPCC responsibilities in respect of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.