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Consultations

Police & Crime Commissioners are regularly asked to provide comment to various government proposals and legislation. The OPCC regularly ask local residents to comment on proposals. See the consultations and responses here.

The Commissioner’s Response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation – Changes to the Criminal Justice Statistics 5th April 2016

Vera Baird QC’s response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation and Statistical Note about changes to the Criminal Justice Statistics. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes for future editions of criminal justice statistics. I...

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The Commissioner’s Response to the Department of Transport Consultation – Changes to the Fixed Penalty Notice and penalty points for the use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving 14th March 2016

Question 1 Do you agree that driving whilst using a hand-held mobile phone is a dangerous activity? Yes Question 2 Generally, are you in favour of increased sanctions for this offence? Yes Question 3 Do you support an increase...

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The Commissioner’s Response to the Justice Committee Inquiry – Restorative Justice 31st January 2016

Vera Baird QC response to the Justice Committee Inquiry about Restorative Justice. Progress made by the government to introduce the Restorative Justice Action Plan I completely agree with and support the Ministry of Justice’s vision for good quality, victim-focused...

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The Commissioner’s Response to the Justice Committee Inquiry – The Role of the Magistracy 31st January 2016

Vera Baird QC’s response to the Justice Committee Inquiry about The Role of the Magistracy. magistracy magistracy 1. What should the role of the magistracy be in the criminal justice system, especially in the wake of a falling workload?...

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Commissioner’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – Introducing a Stalking Protection Order 30th January 2016

The PCC for Northumbria Police, Vera Baird QC, has consulted with local service providers and service users to inform her responses to the following ten questions. Are there orders or injunctions already available that could be used to better...

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