Home Affairs Committee Press Release

Session 2007-08, 18 February 2008

Announcement of evidence session

Announcement of evidence session

On Tuesday 26 February 2008 oral evidence will be taken on:

Identity Cards: data security issues

The Home Affairs Committee will hold a single evidence session on this subject on Tuesday 26 February. The Committee will take evidence from Meg Hillier MP, Home Office Minister responsible for Identity.

At approximately 11.30 am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

  • Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office

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.

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

“The use of id cards is one of the most important security issues of this year. We will question the minister on the whole issue of data security and the way in which this information is relayed not only between agencies in Britain but also with our European colleagues. Members will be seeking assurance that the security of the information that the public submits is being treated as a high priority.”