Press Notice

Session 2008-09, 5 November 2009

Oral Evidence


The Home Office's Response to Terrorist Attacks

Tuesday 10 November 2009, 10.30 am

Committee Room 8 Palace of Westminster

The Committee will take evidence on the Home Office's Response to Terrorist Attacks.

Evidence will be taken from 10.30 am onwards from:

10.30 am Assistant Commissioner John Yates, Metropolitan Police Service

11.15 am Sir Ken Macdonald QC, former Director of Public Prosecutions

11.40 am Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions

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

"We welcome this opportunity to discuss the Home Office's response to terror attacks with those on the front line of preventing, investigating, and prosecuting such attacks. Andy Hayman the former Assistant Commissioner with responsibility for counter-terrorism operations has very publicly expressed his concerns about the UK's counter-terrorism structures and we will be interested to hear the views of those with current and former responsibility in this area."