This preliminary issue considered: (i) whether the state has a duty to disclose to the parents of a deceased child that the identity of that child was used for police purposes, and (ii) if there is a public interest test to be applied what does it comprise and how is it to be measured.
A hearing took place on 22 June 2016, and the Chairman’s ruling was issued on 14 July 2016.
On 2 November 2016 the Inquiry Chairman issued a notice by which he invited parents or close relatives of deceased children who wish to know whether the child’s identity was used by undercover officers to contact the Inquiry by 22 December 2016. A question and answer sheet has been prepared to provide more information.
|Date||Originator||Type of document|
|15 Apr 2016||Inquiry||Directions (#1)|
|28 Apr 2016||Inquiry||Ruling (legal representation)|
|28 Apr 2016||Inquiry||Ruling (costs)|
|17 May 2016||Inquiry||Note (counsel) (#1)|
|27 May 2016||Metropolitan Police Service||Submissions|
|01 Jun 2016||National Police Chiefs' Council||Submissions|
|01 Jun 2016||Home Office||Submissions|
|01 Jun 2016||Bindmans||Submissions|
|08 Jun 2016||Inquiry||Directions (#2)|
|10 Jun 2016||Inquiry||Note (counsel) (#2)|
|17 Jun 2016||Bindmans||Skeleton argument|
|17 Jun 2016||Metropolitan Police Service||Skeleton argument|
|17 Jun 2016||National Crime Agency||Submissions|
|22 Jun 2016||Inquiry||Transcript|
|14 Jul 2016||Inquiry||Ruling|
|02 Nov 2016||Inquiry||Public notice|