Home Affairs Committee Press Notice


The Home Affairs Committee will publish its Annual Report, Work of the Committee in 2005-06 (HC 296), at 0001 on Tuesday 20 February, as the First Report of the Committee this Session.

The report reviews the Committee's operations since the 2005 General Election. Its work in this period has included major inquiries into the immigration control system, current justice and home affairs issues at EU level, and young black people and the criminal justice system.

A wide range of subjects have been considered in oral evidence sessions with the Home Secretary and others.

The Committee has made a particular effort to subject the European dimension to home affairs issues to more systematic scrutiny, and to increase joint working with other parliamentary committees in order to enable more 'joined up' scrutiny of government.

The Committee has also continued its work of scrutinising the draft Sentencing Guidelines produced by the Sentencing Guidelines Council.

The published Report may be purchased from the Stationery Office Bookshops (tel: 0845 702 3474); email: [email protected] and the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (tel: 020 7219 3890). The Report will be available on the internet at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmhaff.htm .

Note to editors: The Committee membership is as follows:

Rt Hon John Denham (Chairman) (Lab) (Southampton Itchen)
Mr Richard Benyon (Con) (Newbury)
Mr Jeremy Browne (Lib Dem) (Taunton)
Ms Karen Buck (Lab) (Regent's Park & Kensington North)
Mr James Clappison (Con) (Hertsmere)
Mrs Ann Cryer (Lab) (Keighley)
Mrs Janet Dean (Lab) (Burton)
Margaret Moran (Lab) (Luton South)
Gwyn Prosser (Lab) (Dover)
Bob Russell (Lib Dem) (Colchester)
Martin Salter (Lab) (Reading West)
Mr Richard Spring (Con) (West Suffolk)
Mr Gary Streeter (Con) (South West Devon)
Mr David Winnick (Lab) (Walsall North)


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