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The work of the Home Office

The Committee held an evidence session on 15 July 2010 examining the work of the Home Office.

Oral evidence

Thursday 15 July 2010

At 9.30 am, Committee Room 8, House of Commons

Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary

The newly nominated Home Affairs Committee have invited the recently appointed Home Secretary for their first evidence session of the Parliament.

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

We relish this opportunity to question the newly-appointed Home Secretary  about the Coalition Government’s plans for a range of Home Office policy areas, including policing, immigration, crime and counter-terrorism. We are particularly interested to discuss her intended cap on migration, the election of police commissioners, her proposals for reducing police bureaucracy, and the impact of 25% to 40% budget cuts on crime and policing. I will be asking her about recent events in Whitehaven and Northumberland.”

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