Policy paper

Sir Desmond de Silva’s Report of the Patrick Finucane Review: lessons learnt report

This report describes the actions that government departments have taken in response to the de Silva report.

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



When the report by Sir Desmond de Silva into the murder of Patrick Finucane was published in 2012, the Prime Minister committed to publish the lessons learnt by government departments.

Departments and agencies describe actions taken and how their internal processes have changed in the areas that de Silva highlights. This report draws together these actions taken by the Ministry of Defence, Northern Ireland Office, Home Office and Cabinet Office. It also identifies changes that have been made by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Security Service.

Published 16 January 2015