Procedures for Handling Complaints Against the Police, 1983
(updated by pamphlet No.16)
This pamphlet represents a submission which the Committee on the Administration of Justice is making to Lord Cowrie, Minister of State in the Northern Ireland Office, the bulk of it already having been submitted to him in October 1982.
Its origin lies in the fact that it was known that consideration was being given at Westminster to possible changes in the police complaints system for England and Wales and the Committee on the Administration of Justice wanted to ensure that the most appropriate system was adopted in Northern Ireland.
The recommendations of the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, which are referred to from time to time in the pamphlet, have since been incorporated into the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill (relation to England and Wales) which, at the time of printing, is currently passing through parliament.
Our own recommendations are summarised on page 21.