Justice Committee

News release No. 01 of Session 2009-10

20 November 2009 / For Immediate Release


Work of the Ministry of Justice

The Committee will hold a one-off evidence session on the work of the Ministry of Justice.

Details of the oral evidence session are as follows:

Tuesday 24 November in the Wilson Room.

At 4.15 pm: Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Portcullis House is the building directly above Westminster Station, entrance to which is via Victoria Embankment. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 30 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and the timing of meetings are subject to change. Those interested in attending the session should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.

Committee Membership is as follows:

1. Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP (Chairman), Mr David Heath MP, Rt Hon Douglas Hogg MP, Siân James MP, Jessica Morden MP, Julie Morgan MP, Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Robert Neill MP, Dr Nick Palmer MP, Linda Riordan MP, Virendra Sharma MP, Mr Andrew Turner MP, Mr Andrew Tyrie MP and Dr Alan Whitehead MP

2. The Justice Committee is itself barred from considering the facts and merits of individual cases.

Further Information:

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