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Police (Complaints and Conduct) Bill

Watch live coverage of peers debating the remaining stages of the Police (Complaints and Conduct) Bill, on 11 December 2012.

This short bill is intended to increase the powers of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), to conduct its new inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

The bill also deals with the double jeopardy issues involved in re-investigating a case that a previous body, the Police Complaints Authority, has already examined.

Finally, the bill gives the IPCC powers to compel serving police officers to appear before them.

Most of the bill extends to the whole of the United Kingdom but some parts apply to England and Wales only.

The bill has completed its passage through the Commons. MPs debated all stages of the legislation on 5 December 2012.


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