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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)

Monitored Recommendations

Of the Recommendations I have made above, I indicate below those I propose to monitor. The numbering is not intended to indicate importance or priority.

I have grouped the Volume 2 Recommendations together thematically. The effect of this is that there are Monitored Recommendations, which comprise more than one of the Recommendations I made above. This means that some reporting organisations are only expected to report back against specific Recommendations within a Monitored Recommendation. I have identified below which organisations I expect to address each Monitored Recommendation.

As I did for Volume 1, I shall take a staged approach to monitoring the Recommendations arising out of Volume 2.

First, I will require an update as to progress from those reporting against the Monitored Recommendations. This will be due approximately three months after the publication of Volume 2. Responses will be added to the Inquiry’s website.

Second, I will require witness statements from named individuals within each reporting organisation. Each statement will be required approximately six months after the publication of Volume 2. The witness statements will be added to the Inquiry’s website.

Third, the Solicitor to the Inquiry will inform those who made the witness statements, as well as all Core Participants, which of those witnesses I intend to hear live evidence from. I will permit a brief window for submissions to be made on this.

Fourth, I will receive live evidence from those witnesses from whom I consider I should hear. I anticipate hearing that evidence during the summer of 2023.

The Solicitor to the Inquiry will contact those organisations who are the subject of the Monitored Recommendations and provide exact dates for each stage and to assist in the identification of the individual who can provide witness evidence.

As I said in Volume 1, it should be understood that I intend to scrutinise what has been done in response to the Monitored Recommendations and use all of the powers available to me, if required, to achieve transparency and accountability.

Monitored Recommendations Reporter
MR10 British Transport Police
Recommendations R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7
  • BTP
MR11 Greater Manchester Police
Recommendations R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13
  • GMP
MR12 North West Ambulance Service
Recommendations R14, R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22, R23, R24, R25, R26, R27
  • NWAS
MR13 North West Fire Control
Recommendations R28, R29, R30, R31, R32, R33, R34, R35
  • NWFC
MR14 Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Recommendations R36, R37, R38, R39
Recommendations R41, R42, R43, R44
  • SMG
MR16 Operation Plato
Recommendations R62, R63, R64, R65, R66
  • Home Office
  • College of Policing
MR17 Use of explosives detection dogs
Recommendation R80
  • Home Office
  • College of Policing
MR18 First aid
Recommendations R93, R94, R95, R96, R97
  • College of Policing
  • Home Office
MR19 New triage tools
Recommendations R112, R113
  • NARU
MR20 Other matters relating to ambulance services
Recommendations R114, R115, R116, R117, R118, R119, R120, R121, R122, R123, R124, R125
  • DHSC
  • NARU
  • Faculty of Pre‑ Hospital Care
  • College of Paramedics
  • MHRA
MR21 Event healthcare services at a national level
Recommendations R132, R133, R134, R135, R136, R137, R138, R139
  • DHSC
  • CQC
  • Home Office
  • NARU