DEF 120204 - No. 12

Session 2003-04
12 February 2004

Home Land Security: Joint Evidence Session Defence Committee and Home Affairs Committee


Home Secretary Rt Hon David Blunkett MP is to give evidence on homeland security in a joint session of the Defence and Home Affairs Select Committees. 

The session will take place on Tuesday 2 March at 1500, in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (venue subject to confirmation), and is expected to last approximately 2 hours.

Both Committees have a long-standing interest in the issue of homeland security. In 2002 the Defence Committee published a report on Defence and Security in the UK, and a year later examined the Draft Civil Contingencies Bill.

The Home Affairs Committee also conducted a lengthy investigation into the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill in 2001.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

1. This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to confirm these details closer to the meeting please telephone the Committee Information Line on 020 7219 2033.

2. Further information, including relevant evidence transcripts and reports can be found on the Committees' websites:

Home Affairs: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/home_affairs_committee.cfm

Defence: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/defence_committee.cfm

3. News Release: No. 12, Session 2003-04

4. Media Enquiries Adele Brown, 020 7219 0724