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Investigation
Key Task 3 - Report writing - retention of drafts

The following is an extract from Legalade, edition 5, June 2003:

Q How many drafts of reports and/or statements should specialist inspectors and other people instructed to act as experts in criminal prosecutions retain?

This is a recurring question so Legalade takes this opportunity to remind inspectors to look at paragraph 5.4 of the CPIA Code of Practice, which states that the duty to retain material includes in particular the following categories relevant to HSE:

The above is not an exhaustive list.

If you have any related queries you should read the new Disclosure guidance issued by Legal Adviser’s Office and refer to your Legal Liaison point.

Richard Turfitt
Legal Adviser’s Office

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Updated 2009-02-23