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Senior officials questioned on the work of the Home Office

09 November 2018

The Home Affairs are holding a wide-ranging session with the Permanent Secretary and other senior officials within the department, examining the operation of the Home Office’s directorates.

Witnesses

Tuesday 13 November in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
  • Charu Gorasia, Director General of Capabilities and Resources
  • Mark Thomson, Director General of Her Majesty's Passport Office

Purpose of the session

This stand-alone session investigates the Department’s administration of key business areas based on the Committee’s recent inquiries, including Windrush, Policing for the future and Government preparations for Brexit, and recently published National Audit Office reports. The session is likely to cover:

  • UK immigration casework, in the wake of the Windrush scandal and the Alcock and Sir Alex Allan reviews
  • UK border operations and readiness for Brexit, focusing on staffing and IT systems
  • Home Office’s oversight, funding of and support to police forces in England and Wales; and
  • Home Office administration and expenditure 

Further information

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