§ The Minister for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety (Ms Hazel Blears)
I am pleased to announce that the Annual Report of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) will be laid before Parliament on 16 September 2003 and published on that day.
The report, as well as setting out the work completed in 2002–03 with regards to supervision of complaints, misconduct reviews and dispensations, also highlights the outcome of the projects that were carried out in order to pilot key aspects of the new complaints system (Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The IPCC will be replacing the PCA on 1 April 2004.
The PCA will be holding a press conference on 16 September to launch the report.
Copies of the report will be available in the Libraries of both Houses.