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Committee hears evidence from the Home Secretary

15 July 2015

The Home Affairs Committee holds an evidence session with the Home Secretary on Tuesday 21 July.

Witness

Tuesday 21 July 2015, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4pm

  • Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary

About the session

The newly formed Commons Home Affairs Committee, chaired by the Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, will hold its first evidence session with the Home Secretary Theresa May, and will question Mark Rowley the Met’s lead on Counter Terrorism.

A wide ranging session with the Home Secretary will cover the Government’s counter-radicalisation and counter-terrorism strategies, the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, Justice Lowell Goddard’s inquiry into historic child sex abuse, police funding, and new legislation on psychoactive substances.  

Chair's comments

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

“The level of radicalisation taking place across the UK is reaching unprecedented levels and the need for a strong counter-narrative to face Daesh’s sophisticated recruitment techniques is becoming increasingly urgent. We will question both the Home Secretary and Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the Met’s lead on Counter Terrorism, on how the strategy to counter extremism is being implemented. We are seeing families and communities in the UK torn apart by recruitment of young men and women into fighting in Iraq and Syria.

We are also in the midst of what can only be described as a migration crisis across Europe and the Mediterranean which manifests itself in Calais and appears to be rapidly spiralling out of control. The Committee is looking forward to questioning the Home Secretary on this matter, and on new legislation on psychoactive substances, and challenges in policing, to see what changes have been implemented since her appearance before the former Committee in March 2015.”

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