Flanagan Review of Policing

Home Department written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the recommendations of the Flanagan Review of Policing have (a) been implemented (i) in full and (ii) in part and (b) not been implemented; on which date each such recommendation was implemented; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime and Policing)

Sir Ronnie Flanagan's Independent Review of Policing in England and Wales was published in two stages: his interim report in September 2007 containing 26 recommendations; and his full report in February 2008 containing a further 33 recommendations.

31 of the recommendations across both reports have been noted as closed, indicating they have either been implemented or developed under another recommendation. These recommendations are listed in table 1.

Work is in progress to deliver a further 27 recommendations which have been partially implemented. The recommendations that we assess to be in this category are listed in table 2. Recommendation three in the interim report was considered as part of the Green Paper, but has not been progressed.

Work is being taken forward in conjunction with the National Policing Improvement Agency and Jan Berry, the independent Reducing Bureaucracy Advocate, to address the areas where progress has been relatively slow. This forms part of the wider approach to reducing bureaucracy and freeing up officers to deliver for the public.

Tables 1 and 2 have been placed in the Library.

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