The Committee held an evidence session on 12 October 2010 examining the work of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
Oral evidence session
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Purpose of session
This is one of the Committee’s topical evidence sessions. It is an opportunity to discuss the work of CEOP with its Chief Executive, Jim Gamble, and in particular to explore the concerns about the future of this agency that have led Mr Gamble to resign from his post.
Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said:
“We have long been aware of the magnificent specialised work done by CEOP in protecting children from sexual exploitation, making the internet a safer environment for children, combating child trafficking, and tracking down missing paedophiles. We are alarmed that Mr Gamble considers that the proposed merger of CEOP into the National Crime Agency would place this work in jeopardy, and we are therefore taking an early opportunity to explore with him the nature of his concerns.”