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Home Office: Reviews

Question for Home Office

UIN 10311, tabled on 30 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the titles of the reviews that her Department is undertaking.

Answered on

9 July 2020

The titles of the reviews that the Department is currently undertaking are:(see attached table)


Date Started

Expected Completion

Review of Cannabis-based products for Medicinal Use in Humans

February 2020

End of 2020

Urgent review of the classification of GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) and GBL (gamma-butyrolactone) and closely related compounds under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the scheduling of both drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001

January 2020

Autumn 2020

Independent review of the statutory multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA). Jointly with Ministry of Justice.

January 2020

The review has been completed and will be published shortly

Review of the support services provided to Victims of Terrorism

The review has not yet commenced

Independent Review of Prevent

August 2019

August 2021[1]

Roads Policing Review

July 2019

July 2021

Law Commission Review into Hate Crime legislation (jointly commissioned with Ministry of Justice)

October 2018

Independent Review of the Border, Immigration and Citizenship System (BICS)

August 2019

Summer 2020

Coercive or Controlling Behaviour Offence – Review of Effectiveness

Summer 2019

Autumn 2020

Review of the overall response to migrant victims of domestic abuse

July 2019

The evidence gathering phase of the review has been completed. We aim to set out our conclusions before Commons Report stage.

Review of Pre-Charge Bail.

November 2019

Summer 2021

Review of the Health Measures at the Border

June 2020

29 June 2020

Air Weapons Review

October 2017

Summer 2020

Independent review of Serious and Organised Crime

November 2019

The review has been completed and the Government is considering its recommendations

Rape Review (jointly with Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Office)

March 2019

Independent Review of Drugs

February 2019

Part 1 completed and published 27 February. DHSC commissioned a further (Part 2) drugs review of prevention, treatment and recovery, which is shortly to be launched.

[1] The Counter Terrorism and Sentencing Bill which was introduced on 20 May 2020 seeks to remove the current statutory deadline for the completion of the Independent Review of Prevent (August 2020) as set out in the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019.

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