Home Affairs Committee Press Release

Immediate: Thursday December 6 2007


The Home Secretary has agreed to a request by the Home Affairs Committee to provide oral evidence further to her written submission to the Committee on the Government’s Counter-Terrorism Proposals. The final session on the surveillance state scheduled for next Tuesday has been postponed and the Committee will instead take evidence from the Home Secretary.

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

I am grateful to the Home Secretary for agreeing to come before the Committee for the second time in our inquiry into the Government's Counter-Terrorism Proposals. This session will be a vital opportunity to carefully examine the Government’s proposals.

Tuesday 11 December 2007 at 10.30 am


  • Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP, Home Secretary 

Location: Committee Room 8, House of Commons

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.

Details of this inquiry were set out in a press notice issued on 27 March 2007