Barbara Hofschröer

House of Lords written question – answered on 22nd November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Lord Maginnis of Drumglass UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what communications they have had with police and social services authorities in North Yorkshire about the case of Mrs Barbara Hofschröer and over what period; whether, and if so how, the case was referred to Interpol; and what action they now propose to take to resolve the issue.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office has had no direct communication with the police or social services authorities in north Yorkshire in relation to the case of Mrs Barbara Hofschröer. The extent to which the Home Office can become involved in police complaint cases is clearly set out in legislation and the Government are unable to act in a way that is not in accordance with that. This means the Home Office is not able to act as an avenue of appeal, and has no power to influence or intervene in any investigations or decisions made by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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Peter Hofschröer
Posted on 13 Dec 2011 9:57 pm

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