Tuesday 23 October 2012 07:18, UK
Labour MP Steve Rotheram has called for the Football Association to face the 'full force of the law' after accusing the organisation of making 'deadly decisions' which led to the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough.Questions have been raised about the ability of the police watchdog to cope with its own investigation in to Hillsborough. MPs say they are concerned the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) did not have the resources or manpower to handle the investigation on its own as it emerged it had been given the names of 1,444 officers, including the identities of 304 who are still serving. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the investigation could not be run just by the watchdog, while Keith Vaz, Labour chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, said there was a "problem in respect of resources". Speaking during a debate in the Commons, Ms Cooper said: "It is clear this investigation cannot be done solely by the IPCC, they have neither the powers nor the resources to do so ... these investigations are beyond the scale of anything the IPCC have done before and it will also require powers that the IPCC simply doesn't have."