7(1)As soon as possible after the end of each reporting year, the Police Authority must issue a report relating to the policing carried out by the Constabulary during that year (an “annual report”).E+W+S
(2)The annual report must include an assessment of the extent to which, during that year, proposals have been implemented and things have been done in accordance with—
(a)the three-year strategy plan most recently issued for a period in which that year ends; and
(b)the annual policing plan issued—
(i)in the case of the first annual report, for every financial year the whole or a part of which is included in the reporting year; and
(ii)in any other case, for the financial year that coincides with the reporting year.
(3)The Police Authority must send a copy of each annual report to the Secretary of State.
(4)Where the Secretary of State receives a copy of the Police Authority’s annual report for any year, he must—
(a)lay it before Parliament; and
(b)arrange for it to be published in such manner as appears to him to be appropriate.