Home Affairs Committee Press Notice


Rescheduling of oral evidence session on Monday 22 October 2007

This oral evidence session will now take place at 1.45 pm

Chairman of the Committee Rt Hon Keith Vaz said "I am pleased that the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith MP will be giving evidence on the Government's Counter-Terrorism proposals on Monday. Over the past week we have held sessions with Liberty, Justice, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Ian Blair, and Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC, the independent reviewer of the Government's terrorism legislation. This evidence session will be crucial in enabling the Committee to decide its position as to whether the 28 day limit is increased."


1.45 pm Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department, and David Ford, Head, Counter-Terrorism Bill Team, Home Office

Location (tbc): Committee Room 8