HC Deb 29 April 2002 vol 384 c606W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list by date and by authority the HMIC reports since 1993 which cover the detailed force inspections which include arrangements for child abuse and major crime investigations. [51630]

Mr. Denham

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) reports are public documents and copies are placed in the Library. Additionally, they can be accessed on the HMIC internet web-site: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmic.

A list of the force inspection conducted since 1995 is attached. Thematic reports have been published on matters associated with the investigation of child abuse and major crime investigation, these include: Policing London "Winning Consent (although this report relates only to the Metropolitan Police Service) 2000; Child Protection, 1999". Also, HMIC are currently part of a joint inspection into Children's Safeguards being led by the Social Services Inspectorate. Her Majesty Inspectorate (HMI) Inspections of individual forces do not, however, examine specific police investigations or detail them in their Reports.

A chronological list of all HMIC Inspections since 1993 is not available and it would involve the disproportionate use of resources to compile one.

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