BPP and human rights: A question awaiting an answer


The West Midlands Police Authority allows questions to be put to their meetings by members of the public, perhaps that is unless they are contentious. At the Police Authority meeting on 24th May 2012 the Chair disallowed questions on the Business Partnering for Policing agenda item, in disregard of the level of public interest. Over 30 questions were submitted and we are still awaiting an answer to ours?

  1. How will the human rights record of the shortlisted bidders be assessed against international human rights standards through the procurement process to ensure that they have not committed any acts of ‘grave professional misconduct’ in their commercial activities?
  2. Will the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code be used to assess the compliance of the shortlisted Companies to international labour standards during the procurement process? If not how will you assess the Companies’ compliance to international labour standards?

We will post the answers when we receive them!


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