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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Section 84: HMIC reports: publication

235.Section 84 amends section 55 of the Police Act 1996 (publication of reports).

236.Subsection (2) removes the requirement on the Secretary of State to publish any report received under section 54 of the Police Act 1996 and instead requires the inspectors of constabulary to arrange publication of any report that they prepare under section 54 of the Police Act 1996.

237.Subsection (3) requires the inspectors to exclude from publication information that may be against the interest of national security or jeopardise the safety of any person, but such information must be disclosed to the Secretary of State.

238.Subsection (4) requires the inspectors of constabulary (and not the Secretary of State) to send a copy of the report to the police and crime commissioner, the chief officer and the police and crime panel established by this Act.

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