Appointment of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary
HC 183-I, Third Report of Session 2012-13: Volume I - Report, Together with Formal Minutes
- House of Commons - Home Affairs Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Appointment of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HC 183-I)' discusses the pre-appointment hearing of the preferred candidate, Tom Winsor, to the post of Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
Pre-appointment hearings are to assess the suitability of the preferred candidate, but that cannot be done effectively in a vacuum and the Committee was disappointed that the Home Secretary initially refused to provide information on the selection process or the shortlist. The Committee recommends that the Government in future provide such information in keeping with the recommendation from the Liaison Committee.
The Home Affairs Committee is content for the Home Secretary to proceed with Mr Winsor's appointment. This is considered against the background that his nomination was controversial. If appointed he will be the first Chief Inspector who has never served as a police officer. The Committee urges Mr Winsor to reach out to forces, police officers of all ranks and their representative bodies to build bridges. Mr Winsor must create a strong relationship with forces and with police and crime commissioners.
The Home Affairs Committee will take a continued interest in the work of the Chief Inspector and look forward to hearing evidence from him on a regular basis.
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