Home Affairs Committee Press Notice

Session 2003-04, dated 12 February 2004


DEFENCE / HOME AFFAIRS SELECT COMMITTEE, HOUSE OF COMMONS

HOMELAND SECURITY: HOME SECRETARY TO GIVE EVIDENCE TO DEFENCE AND HOME AFFAIRS COMMITTEES

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, it was announced today.

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.