Home Secretary, Theresa May, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 6 March 2014, on the Ellison Review. Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, responded on behalf of the Opposition.
The Ellison Review, conducted by Mark Ellison QC, was established by the Home Secretary to review the work that the Metropolitan Police has undertaken into allegations of corruption in the original Stephen Lawrence murder investigation.
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