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Police and Crime Commissioners

Report published.

The Home Affairs Committee has concluded its inquiry into Policing: Police and Crime Commissioners and published its Report.

Report

The Committee's Report on Policing: Police and Crime Commissioners (PDF) was published on 1 December 2010 as the Second Report of Session 2010-12, HC 511.

Additional written evidence (PDF) has been published.

Tuesday 12 October 2010 at 11.00am
Committee Room 15, House of Commons

Purpose of session

This is the Committee’s first of two evidence sessions for its inquiry into the proposed new elected Police and Crime Commissioners.  It is an opportunity to explore  how the new proposals will affect the Metropolitan Police, to question witnesses about the relationship between Chief Constables and elected Police and Crime Commissioners and to probe whether and how “operational independence” should be defined.

Witnesses:
At 11.00am

Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London with responsibility for policing and Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority

At approximately 11.30am
Rick Muir, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research

At approximately 12.00pm
Bernard Hogan-Howe, former Chief Constable of Merseyside

Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

The landscape of policing looks set to change considerably in the near future if plans to implement directly elected individuals go ahead. The Committee looks forward to questioning the witnesses on the impact this will have on policing in the 21st Century.”

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