Home Affairs Committee - Sixteenth Report
Policing Large Scale Disorder: Lessons from the disturbances of August 2011

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 15 December 2011.


Terms of Reference

1  Introduction

2  Searching for the causes

3  The police response

4  Costs of policing the disorder

5  The role of social media

6  Conclusion

Appendix: Terms of reference

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence - HC 1456-II

Tuesday 6 September 2011: Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for policing; Tim Godwin, Acting Commissioner, and Lynne Owens, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service; Sir Hugh Orde, President, and Chief Constable Tim Hollis, Vice-President, Association of Chief Police Officers; Len Jackson, Interim Chair, and Deborah Glass, Deputy Chair, Independent Police Complaints Commission

Thursday 8 September 2011: Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary; Nick de Bois MP, and Mr Andrew Nicholas; David Lammy MP, Mr Niche Mpala Mufwankolo, owner of the Pride of Tottenham pub, and Lynn Radose, resident of River Heights; Shabana Mahmood MP, Amrick Ubhi, Khalid Mahmood MP, and Michael Brown; Jane Ellison MP, and the Reverend Paul Perkin

Thursday 15 September 2011: Chief Constable Peter Fahy, and Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney, Greater Manchester Police; Chief Constable Chris Sims, and Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe, West Midlands Police; Chief Constable Julia Hodson, and Assistant Chief Constable Paul Broadbent, Nottinghamshire Police; Stephen Bates, Managing Director UK and Ireland, Research in Motion, Blackberry, Richard Allan, Director of Policy, Facebook, and Alexander Macgillivray, General Counsel, responsible for public policy, Twitter

Tuesday 11 October 2011: Bill Bratton, former Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department; Professor Tim Newburn, London School of Economics, and Paul Lewis, Guardian journalist, Reading the Riots project

Tuesday 25 October 2011: Councillor Chris Robbins, Leader of Waltham Forest Council, and Gary Broadhurst, Tottenham Hotspur Foundationís Community Development Manager, Kickz Project; Ginny Lunn, Director of Policy and Strategy, Princeís Trust, and Nathan Chin, and Arnold Sebutinde, young people formerly involved in gangs; Rt Hon. Mr Kenneth Clarke QC MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, and Rebecca Endean, Director of Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

Tuesday 8 November 2011: Tom Brake MP; Charles Perryman, Chairman, South Yorkshire Police Authority, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Bob Sanderson, South Yorkshire Police, and Ann Swain, Home Affairs Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

Tuesday 22 November 2011: Rob Berkeley, Director, Runnymede Trust, and Yohanes Scarlett

Tuesday 29 November 2011: Sir Dennis OíConnor, HM Inspector of Constabulary; Darra Singh, Chair of the Riots Communities and Victims Panel, and Heather Rabbatts, Panel Member, and Louise Casey, Head of the Troubled Families Team, Department for Communities and Local Government

Written Evidence

Additional written evidence (unprinted)

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Prepared 22 December 2011