Investigation into late Lord Brittan scrutinised

16 October 2015

The Home Affairs Committee receives an update from the Metropolitan Police on matters currently in the public domain concerning the late Lord Brittan. The Committee has also invited Tom Watson MP to clarify a number of points concerning his involvement in these matters.


Wednesday 21 October 2015, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.15pm

  • DCI Paul Settle

At 2.45pm

  • Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan, Metropolitan Police
  • Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse, Metropolitan Police

At 3.15pm

  • Tom Watson MP

At 4pm

  • Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions

Chair's comment

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

"The Committee firmly believes that the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which the Home Secretary has established under the chairmanship of Judge Lowell Goddard, is the most appropriate channel for these very important matters to be examined.

Our evidence session is therefore intended as a continuation of the regular series of very helpful regular updates which the Committee received from the Metropolitan Police in the last Parliament and to hear evidence on a particular case.

The Committee fully appreciates that ongoing operational activities are a matter for the police and these areas will not be discussed during the session."

Further information

The invitation letters

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