London Policing Ethics Panel

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3190
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester has announced the composition of his Independent Ethics Committee which includes: an organisational consultant, a former assistant chief constable, a former editor of the Manchester Evening News, an independent Holocaust education and commemoration consultant, the lead for ethics and law at Manchester Medical School, a criminal defence solicitor, HM Assistant Chief Inspector of Probation, a healthcare professional, a businessman, a pupil referral unit manager, a lecturer in criminology, a chief executive of a Housing Association and the chair of a group of black and minority ethnic housing associations. The chair of the committee, the Bishop of Manchester described the group as diverse, with varied skills, experience and connections in the community. Will you reconsider the membership of your London Policing Ethics Panel so that it is more representative and connected to London's communities?

Answer

Answer for London Policing Ethics Panel

Answer for London Policing Ethics Panel

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am pleased to see that other Police & Crime Commissioners in England have followed London's lead and established independent ethics bodies to examine policing issues.  The make-up of each body is a matter for local PCCs. In London I was advised on the membership of the London Policing Ethics Panel by the Chair, Lord Carlile.  LPEP has a smaller membership than the ethics committee in Greater Manchester and has its own terms of reference. The membership is diverse, with very senior expertise and each panel member has a personal or professional link to London.  LPEP membership is not under review.