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Sir Christopher Pitchford: Chairman of the Undercover Policing Inquiry

This is the official website of the Undercover Policing Inquiry. It will provide the latest information on the Inquiry, including copies of all publicly available documents relating to the preliminary issues, the Chairman’s directions, rulings, and orders and transcripts of all public hearings, as well as details of the Inquiry’s costs.

The Chairman has issued a call for evidence. In his opening remarks on 28 July 2015 he said: “The Inquiry’s priority is to discover the truth”, and “I wish to encourage all those with material evidence to give to make themselves known to the Inquiry team”. Anyone wishing to provide evidence to the Inquiry is invited to read the Chairman’s opening remarks, and should in the first instance contact the Inquiry team at info@ucpi.org.uk.


On 12 March 2015 the Home Secretary established an Inquiry into undercover policing under the Inquiries Act 2005 and announced that Sir Christopher Pitchford would lead it.

On 16 July 2015 the Home Secretary published the Inquiry’s terms of reference.