The work of the Home Office

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 3.00 pm
Grimond Room, Portcullis House

This is a one-off evidence session on the work of the Home Office.

The Committee is taking evidence from:

At 3.00 pm
Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Home Secretary

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

" We are delighted to have this early opportunity to take evidence from the new Home Secretary on how he intends to tackle entrenched problems at the Home Office. We will explore pressing issues such as police efficiency savings, the e-borders programme and ID Cards; and seek answers as to how he will implement our recent recommendations in the areas of knife crime, human trafficking, policing of protests and forced marriage.

"Following the revelation of phone tapping by journalists, the Committee will be looking to question the Home Secretary on any plans he has to take further action. We will also be keen to hear his view on the extradition of the British hacker Gary McKinnon."