Amendment 8

Part of Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 20th October 2021.

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Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Conservative 5:30 pm, 20th October 2021

My Lords, I strongly support these amendments. I too have little confidence in the IOPC and the resources that are available to it. It was very interesting to hear what the noble Lord, Lord Hogan-Howe, said about it. We must shed some light on the timelines for these investigations, both for the police officers and for the alleged victim.

I have been within and have commanded a disciplined organisation, and I was always acutely aware of the need to complete investigations as fast as possible when something had gone wrong. If this amendment does not find favour and the noble Lord needs to return on Report, I can make a very much longer speech then.