§ Ms Blears
Information is not available in the form requested. The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has provided the following table in response.
Total outstanding cases for the PCA at 8 September 2003 Year received1 Misconduct Cases only2 Misconduct cases that were supervised3 Supervised investigations4 Total 1999 1 4 2 7 2000 1 11 5 17 2001 4 19 32 55 2002 30 41 97 168 2003 727 5 225 957 Total 763 80 361 1,204 Note: It is important to note the following: The PCA does not "investigate" any cases itself; the police forces undertake all investigations; Of the above cases, the PCA undertakes a supervisory role for the second and third columns of the table only; There are some cases that have been supervised and where the Section 75 is to be issued that are not included in these figures. 1 Year received for the column "Misconduct Cases Only" relates to the year the case arrived at the PCA after the investigation had been completed by a police force. The PCA has no control over the time a complaint was made (though legislation dictates it should be within 12 months of the date of incident) or the length of the police investigation. 2 These are cases received by the PCA after the investigation has been completed by a police force where a review of the file is required. This includes "Dispensation" cases (those where the complaint is not followed through for any reason). 3 These are cases where the PCA has previously supervised an investigation and where a review of the file is now taking place. 4 These are cases where the PCA is supervising the investigation.