Home Affairs Committee Press Release

Policing in the 21st Century

Home Affairs Select Committee visits Stockport and Manchester

The Home Affairs Committee will visit Stockport and Manchester on Monday 7 July as part of its wide-ranging inquiry into policing in the 21st century.

The Committee will first visit Stockport Police Station to discuss successful crime reduction strategies in the town with the Divisional Command Team. Members will then travel to Greenheys Police Station to meet police and partner agencies involved in delivering Manchester's Multi-Agency Gang Strategy, before accompanying neighbourhood staff on a "walkabout" in the Moss Side area.

This is the last of a series of visits the Committee is making throughout England and Wales to hear from police officers and key partners on the ground.

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

"The Committee is looking forward to seeing at first hand the work being done to reduce crime in Stockport and tackle gang-related crime in Manchester, in the last of our visits around the country looking at policing in action and different regional issues facing the police. These visits have provided a valuable complement to the formal evidence sessions we've held in Westminster."

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

Session 2007-08/50 1 July 2008