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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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84HMIC reports: publication
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(1)Section 55 of the Police Act 1996 (publication of reports) is amended as follows.

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)The inspectors of constabulary must arrange for any report prepared under section 54 to be published in such manner as appears to the inspectors to be appropriate..

(3)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)But the inspectors of constabulary must exclude from publication under subsection (1) anything that the inspectors consider—

(a)would be against the interests of national security, or

(b)might jeopardise the safety of any person.

(2A)The inspectors must disclose to the Secretary of State anything excluded from publication by virtue of subsection (2)..

(4)For subsection (3) substitute—

(3)The inspectors of constabulary must send a copy of the published report to—

(a)the Secretary of State,

(b)the local policing body maintaining the police force to which the report relates,

(c)the chief officer of police of that police force, and

(d)any police and crime panel established under section 28 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 for the police area of that police force..

(5)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”, and

(b)for “authority” substitute “body”.

(6)In subsection (5)—

(a)for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”, and

(b)in paragraph (c) and in the words following that paragraph, for “authority” substitute “body”.

(7)In subsection (6) for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”.

(8)Omit subsection (8).

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