HC Deb 05 March 1981 vol 1000 cc156-7W
26. Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his proposals for reform of the Police Complaints Board.

Mr. Whitelaw

As I said in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Newham, North (Mr. Lewis) on 16 February—[Vol. 999, c. 21–22]—I have received the report of the working party that I set up, under Lord Plowden's chairmanship, to consider how the recommendation in the first triennial review report of the Police Complaints Board for an independent element in the investigation of complaints against the police might be implemented. In the light of those reports I shall be considering further, in consultation with the Police Advisory Board, what changes, if any, may be necessary in the present arrangements.