It is unusual to be able to say that two of those points were met in Committee. I believe that the present methods for dealing with complaints are sufficient, and I do not believe that we should confuse the two by attempting to amalgamate Only then does the PCA become involved. Justice, the well-known human rights organisation run by eminent lawyers, said in its representations: The Authority considers complaints alleging misconduct or neglect of duty by the Police, or about Police practices, policies, and procedures affecting the complainant. Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth (Mr. Michael). In Committee, we suggested other ways of dealing with accountability procedures. The Government still believe that this measure should be enacted. unique in a democracy, of the security services. Authority. It is the Government who seek to do so. Such flexibility led to the introduction of this piece of legislation in the first place. Although some of those resources could be used to fight organised crime, that would not deflect the Security Service from its leading role in combating terrorism. But this was an unusual case. I invite the right hon. It is difficult to deal with individual circumstances and hypothetical cases. Friend the Minister to examine one loophole in the existing arrangement. He may just assume that the person concerned is a police officer and he will not know where to go. need to be satisfied that, in so far as the complaints bodies are effective, the complaint has been examined and found to be either justified or not justified. There has been agreement that the Security Service can bring valuable skills to bear in combating that menace, in support of the law enforcement agencies. I assume that it is more likely that the complainant will not know where to direct his or her complaint. I know that hon. I am four square behind the Minister and my hon. It is one of the things that could have been done if progress on the Bill had been deferred. We can certainly give a signal, as we have over the past few days, that no stone will be left unturned in the search for those responsible for last Friday's outrage. I hope, too, that these matters will be kept under review, and that a means of keeping the House informed will be searched for and found. I wonder if the Minister can tell me—perhaps in an intervention—whether he is prepared to examine the implications of that. By law we're also notified of and may investigate incidents where Police have caused death or serious injury. The Government have already had to resort to a formula to refer to the National Criminal Intelligence Service. The Bill has received all-party support, has proceeded through Committee smoothly with all-party support and was scheduled to proceed through its remaining stages today. That would entail the loss of the current tremendous flexibility. 18 of 2016 491. In the past hour, hon. In every democratic country and in federal form of government there is a checks and balance system , Every wing checks the other so that they stay within the frame of law. If it is the responsibility of the chief officer to investigate the complaint, he must decide with reference to statutory guidelines whether the complaint should be referred to the Police Complaints Authority for supervision of the investigation. The complainant would not then need to go elsewhere, because the PCA would have been able to establish that fact and relay it to the complainant, without providing an easy route by which a complainant could find out whether the Security Service was involved. officer. It is not perfect, but it is a means of trying to address complaints. Friend assure me that he has taken them into consideration? § I shall not go into the details, but will my right hon. The resources that the service will be able to devote to its new function All other hon. 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