Policing of G20 Protests

Oral Evidence
Tuesday 19 May 2009 - Policing of G20 Protests
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

The Home Affairs Committee will hold its third evidence session on Tuesday 19 May 2009 into the policing of the G20 protests.

At approximately 10.30 am

  • Sir Paul Stephenson, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

At approximately 11.30 am

  • Commander Bob Broadhurst, "Gold Commander" of Operation Glencoe (Policing and Security of G20)

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

" We look forward to hearing from the country's top policeman on the challenges that face the Metropolitan Police Service in the future, how he intends to tackle them and his vision for the future of the Metropolitan Police.".

" We are also holding our final evidence session into the policing of the G20 Protests by taking evidence from Commander Bob Broadhurst to find out his opinion of the events of 1-2 April and discover exactly what happened in relation to policing on the day of the G20 protests. We will also be questioning Sir Paul Stephenson on his opinion of the policing operation and what action he will be taking in future in regards to policing protests."

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee room and timing are subject to change.