6 Aug 2019

As there are several complex issues still to be determined that require engagement with Core Participants, there remains some uncertainty around the completion date for certain stages; however, those milestones on which there is a greater degree of certainty have been added to the table below.

To manage such a broad remit, the Inquiry has divided its work for Modules One and Two into the following six “tranches”:

  1. Special Demonstration Squad officers and managers and those affected by deployments (1968-1982)
  2. Special Demonstration Squad officers and managers and those affected by deployments (1983-1992)
  3. Special Demonstration Squad officers and managers and those affected by deployments (1993-2007)
  4. National Public Order Intelligence Unit officers and managers and those affected by deployments
  5. Other undercover policing and those affected by deployments
  6. Management & oversight by mid and senior rank officers, other agencies and government departments

The table will be updated with additional dates on a quarterly basis.

Tranche 1Tranche 2Tranche 3Tranche 4Tranche 5Tranche 6
Completion of anonymity applications3 REMAIN1 REMAINS2 REMAIN
Obtaining witness statements from officers and managersDEC 2018 - SEPT 2019
Obtaining witness statements from those affected by deploymentsNOV 2019 - FEB 2020
Anticipated commencement of hearingSUMMER 2020
Closing submissions for Modules One and Two
Panel Members for Module Three in place
Publication of interim report
Closing submissions for Module Three
Module Three completed and delivery of Final Report to Home Secretary, ahead of publication