5 Jul 2024

The Inquiry is today publishing 36 documents including anonymity applications, risk assessments, impact statements and gisted information from supporting evidence, in respect of eight former National Public Order Intelligence Unit officers:

  • EN69
  • EN108
  • EN121
  • EN292
  • EN401
  • EN433
  • EN447
  • EN620

These documents and the direction (PDF, 144 KB) follow from the Chair’s Minded-to-4 Note published on 18 January 2022 which set out the minded to position in relation to 10 officers. This includes the eight above and EN59 and EN107.

The Chair’s position as regards EN59 has changed since the publication of the Minded-to-4 Note. The Chair made a final ruling to restrict the real name and other name by which EN59 was known to colleagues on 30 March 2023. In respect of EN107, the Chair made a final ruling and refused to restrict EN107’s real name on 22 April 2022 following a hearing.

In his statement on 22 January 2018 (PDF, 37KB) the Chair confirmed that the Inquiry will continue to publish open documentation in relation to restriction orders he is minded to grant. The statement explained that what will be published in any given case will depend on what order the Chair is minded-to make.

In his statement on 18 May 2018 (PDF, 52KB) the Chair announced that there would not be oral hearings on anonymity applications and that he would continue to invite written submissions from all core participants and make a decision after they have been received without an open oral hearing. As such the direction (PDF, 144KB) published today invites written submissions from core participants and the Media by 4pm on Friday 9 August 2024.

Notes

  1. Decisions on anonymity applications are taken in line with the 3 May 2016 Legal Principles and Approach Ruling (PDF, 583KB).
  2. The Undercover Policing Inquiry is constituted under the Inquiries Act 2005 (PDF, 207KB).
  3. The Inquiry’s terms of reference were announced by the Home Secretary on 16 July 2015.
  4. The Inquiry’s FAQs provide more information on the Inquiry more generally, as do its published update notes.