Home Affairs Committee Press Release

Session 2007-08, 24 June 2008

Oral Evidence Session


Oral Evidence Session

Policing in the 21st Century

The Home Affairs Committee will hold the eighth evidence session of the Committee’s inquiry into Policing in the 21st Century.

Tuesday 1 July 2008 

At 10.30 am

Association of Police Authorities

  • Bob Jones, Chair
  • Phil Blundell, Vice-Chair

At approximately 11.00 am

Street Weapons Commission

  • Cherie Booth QC, Chair
  • Liam Black, Commissioner

At approximately 11.30 am

Metropolitan Police

  • Chief Superintendent Steve Dann, Borough Commander for Hackney

At approximately 12 noon

Home Office

  • Rt Hon Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State for Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing

Chairman of the Committee Rt Hon Keith Vaz said:

“I am very pleased that Cherie Booth, chairperson of the Street Weapons Commission, an organisation set up to look at how to disarm Britain, will be joining us to discuss what her organisation has discovered so far about this very important issue. I know that they have been looking at why young people arm themselves but also practical ways of tackling the issue.”

“Chief Superintendent Dann of Hackney police will be giving evidence on gang related crime and the ways in which police in his borough are tackling it. The committee met with Chief Superintendent Dan during its late night visit to Hackney and was keen that he should give formal evidence on the issue.”

“Finally we will be examining the policing Minister Tony McNulty, on all of the issues that have been raised during this inquiry. I know that the Committee is keen to ask many questions including how the Government plans to tackle drink related crime and violent crime.”

Location: Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Details of this inquiry were set out in a press notice issued on 18 January 2008.

Session 2007-08/48

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.