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I note the Hillsborough investigation has recently advertised

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I note the Hillsborough investigation has recently advertised a number of posts for staff to work on the enquiry in various contract roles. One of the stipulations is that people who have previously worked for West Midlands, Merseyside, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire police forces are not permitted to apply. The reason given is to ensure absolute impartiality in view of historical links to these forces.
(I understand Officers from around 30 different forces actually worked at the tragic football match which is under investigation including Greater Manchester Police who I believe are hosting the John Stoddart enquiry and working in partnership with the IPCC).
Is it legal for the police service to exclude applicants on this basis (West Yorkshire specifically is not mentioned in the Ministerial Statement by Theresa May in relation to recruitment)

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Yes, because of the sensitive nature and possibility that employees might have had access to inside information they are allowed to do this. It is to try to ensure no bias.

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