Lessons learnt by government departments from Sir Desmond de Silva’s Report of the Patrick Finucane Review

16 January 2015

When the report by Sir Desmond de Silva into the murder of Patrick Finucane was published in 2012, the Prime Minister committed to publish the lessons learnt by government departments. Departments and agencies have carefully considered the report and described both the action taken in response and how their internal processes have been changed in the areas that de Silva highlights.

This report draws together these actions taken by the Ministry of Defence, Northern Ireland Office, Home Office and Cabinet Office, as well as identifying changes that have been made by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Security Service.


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