Police and Crime Commissioners — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:13 pm on 3rd December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:13 pm, 3rd December 2014

First, on the facts, it is not true that half of police and crime commissioners are under investigation; 14 of them were referred to the IPCC for not providing the data that they are required to under the legislation that the noble Baroness referred to, and that case was dismissed. With regard to oversight, it is clear that they are looked into by the independent inspections carried out by the Home Office, and ultimately they will be subject to the inspection of the electorate in 2016.