§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the last independent quality audit of the16W work of the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police was completed; when the next one is scheduled; what the main recommendations were: which recommendations have yet to be implemented; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch (SIB) are subject to inspection in accordance with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. The Surveillance Commissioner undertook an inspection in 2003 and made no substantive comments. The Interception Commissioner is expected to undertake an inspection later this year. In addition, all major SIB investigations are reviewed by external civilian police forces in accordance with Home Office guidelines.