Comparing inspectorates inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

The government and Parliament see inspection as a key tool for providing assurance, enabling accountability and bringing about improvement in the delivery of public services.

This inquiry compares and contrasts how inspectorates across the sectors covered by the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office direct their work, carry out their inspection activities, and whether the impact of inspection is maximised.

The Committee takes evidence from three inspectorates: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons; Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary; and the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.

Further information

National Audit Office report: Inspection: a comparative study


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  • Comparing inspectorates | PDF version (PDF322 KB) HC 975 | Published 10 Mar 2015

    Evidence given by Mark Sedwill CMG, Permanent Secretary, Home Office; Dame Ursula Brennan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Sir Thomas Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary; Nick Hardwick CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons; and John Vine, former Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration