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.

Anonymity

Completion of anonymity applications (T1)

Complete

Police

Obtaining witness statements from officers and those affected by deployments (T1)

COMPLETE

Managers

Obtaining witness statements from managers (T1)

COMPLETE

Government

Obtaining witness statements from other agencies, government departments and senior decision-makers (T1)

COMPLETE

Hearings

Phase 1 evidence hearings (T1)

COMPLETE

Hearings

Phase 2 evidence hearings (T1)

COMPLETE

Hearings

Phase 3 evidence hearings (T1)

COMPLETE

Submissions

Closing submissions (T1)

Complete

Report

Interim report (T1)

Complete

Anonymity

Completion of anonymity applications (T2)

Complete

Police

Obtaining witness statements from officers and managers (T2)

Complete

Civilians

Obtaining witness statements from those affected by deployments (T2)

Ongoing

Government

Obtaining witness statements from other agencies, government departments and senior decision-makers (T2)

Ongoing

Hearings

Commencement of hearings (T2, Phase 1)

July 2024

Hearings

Commencement of hearings (T2, Phase 2)

September 2024

Anonymity

Completion of anonymity applications (T3)

Complete

Police

Obtaining witness statements from officers and managers (T3)

Ongoing

Witnesses

Obtaining witness statements from those affected by deployments (T3)

Ongoing

Government

Obtaining witness statements from other agencies, government departments and senior decision-makers (T3)

Ongoing

Hearings

Anticipated commencement of hearing (T3)

February 2025

Anonymity

Completion of anonymity applications (T4)

Ongoing

Police

Obtaining witness statements from officers and managers (T4)

Ongoing

Witnesses

Obtaining witness statements from those affected by deployments (T4)

Ongoing

Government

Obtaining witness statements from other agencies, government departments and senior decision-makers (T4)

Ongoing

Hearings

Anticipated commencement of hearing (T4)

October 2025

Police

Obtaining witness statements (T5 and M3)

Ongoing

Hearings

Anticipated commencement of hearing (T5 and M3)

TBA

Submissions

Closing submissions

TBA

Statement

Warning letters

TBA

Report

Publication of final report

December 2026