Evidence session with Kit Malthouse MP on police complaints and violence against retail workers
11 May 2021
The Home Affairs Committee to take evidence from Minister for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse MP on Wednesday 12 May as part of its inquiries into police complaints and violence against retail workers.
Purpose of the session
The session will investigate what progress has been made in building public trust in the police complaints system and the Independent Office of Police Complaints. This is likely to include the impact of reforms to the police complaint and discipline systems, which became operational in February 2020, and if further changes are required.
The Committee will also put questions to the Minister on the growth in violence and abuse against retail workers. A number of major retailers, unions and retail groups have called for the introduction of a specific criminal offence to tackle the rise in cases, however the Government has chosen not to pursue this option. The Committee will question the Minister on what the Government plans to do to improve the police and criminal justice response to cases. It will also consider what other factors can lead to retail crime, including drug addiction, and what can be done to mitigate these related issues.
Wednesday 12 May
- Rt Hon Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State (Minister for Crime and Policing)
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