Policy paper

Police federation reform

The Home Secretary made a written statement to parliament to update on progress to the reform of the Police Federation of England and Wales and to set out her intentions to extend the Freedom of Information Act to cover them.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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On 12 March the Home Secretary laid regulations to reform the Police Federation of England and Wales. The Home Secretary also made a written statement to parliament which provided an update on progress with the police federation’s reform programme to date and reaffirmed her intention to bring forward proposals to extend the Freedom of Information Act to cover the police federation. This would require a change in primary legislation. In the absence of a suitable opportunity in this parliament, the Home Secretary intends to fulfil this commitment as soon as possible in the next parliament. A draft clause has been published here to demonstrate how that change could be made in legislation.

Published 12 March 2015