Scrutiny urged for PCCs

Stronger scrutiny is required of elected police commissioners to prevent "maverick decision making", a damning report by MPs has warned.

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MPs warn stronger scrutiny needed from PCCs

MPs have warned that stronger scrutiny is needed from elected police commissioners to prevent "maverick decision making".

The Home Affairs Select Committee found that only a quarter of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) had revealed certain financial data, despite being required by law to do so.

Stronger scrutiny is required of elected police commissioners to prevent "maverick decision making", a damning report by MPs has warned Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Home Secretary Theresa May previously shot down the idea of a national register of PCCs' interests, pay, perks and hospitality, but a recent report from the committee said it is "vital".

It comes after a string of heavily-criticised decisions made by commissioners including the suspension of a chief constable in Lincolnshire and the hiring of a youth commissioner in Kent.

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