Hillsborough Panel Report
Asked whether the Prime Minister had any view on calls to remove the Knighthood from Sir Irvine Patnick, the PMOS said that was a matter for the forfeiture committee. It was for the chair of that committee to decide whether the committee should investigate specific cases. In response to further questions, he said that there was an independent committee and it was right to allow that committee to take its own decisions.
Asked whether the PM still had faith in Sir Norman Bettison, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, the PMOS said the PM had made a statement the previous day to the Commons setting out his views. In response to further questions about what would happen next, the PMOS said that it was a long report and people would be looking at the detail, including the Attorney General and the Home Office. He said there would be an opportunity for a further debate on this subject in the House in October.
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