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Police Reform Act 2002

Section 11: Reports to the Secretary of State

60.This section requires the Commission to submit to the Secretary of State an annual report on the carrying out of its functions. The section also empowers both the Secretary of State and the Commission so that:

  • the Secretary of State may call for a report from the Commission on any matter relating to its functions;

  • the Commission may produce a report on any matter which, because of its gravity or other exceptional circumstances, it considers ought to be drawn to the attention of the Secretary of State; and

  • the Commission may produce a report at any time containing advice and recommendations on maintaining efficient and effective arrangements for the handling of complaints and conduct matters.

61.The Secretary of State is required to lay before Parliament the Commission’s annual report but will have the discretion whether to so lay any other report from the Commission.

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