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The Manchester Arena Inquiry has now concluded. The closure notice from the Inquiry Chairman is available here.

Volume 2 is divided into two sub-volumes: Volume 2-I and Volume 2-II. Volume 2-I is 695 pages long. Volume 2-I begins with a Preface and then continues with Parts 9 to 16. Volume 2-II is 189 pages long. It contains Parts 17 to 21 and the Appendices. A list of the names of the twenty-two who died is at page vii of Volume 2-I and at page iii of Volume 2-II.
A large format version combining Volume 2-I (ia, ib and ic) and Volume 2-II is also available.
Volume 2-I (standard format)
Volume 2-II (standard format)
Volume 2 (large format)

Part 11: Framework for emergency preparedness and response

In this Part, I will set out the framework within which the emergency services were required to prepare for and respond to a terrorist attack, as at the time of the Attack. That was largely governed by the civil contingencies regime, the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) Joint Doctrine1 and the JESIP‑badged document Responding to a Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack and Terrorist Siege: Joint Operating Principles for the Emergency Services.2

I will also identify the relevant parts of The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events (the Purple Guide).3 This document provided important guidance to those hosting events in relation to healthcare service provision.

My review of the above documents is not intended to be exhaustive. It is confined to aspects relevant to the issues investigated during the Inquiry.

In Part 3 in Volume 1, I considered the licensing regime. The licensing regime is relevant to issues in Volume 2 of my Report. This is because the SMG premises licence for the Arena had provisions in it relating to first aid. I shall address these in Part 16.