Committee to question Home Secretary on the National Crime Agency

08 November 2011

The Commons Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on policing large scale disorder on Tuesday 8 November 2011 going on to question Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary on the National Crime Agency

Purpose of session

The committee will begin with a further evidence session as part of its inquiry into the August riots.  As well as hearing from Tom Brake about his perspective on the riots, the committee will have the chance to hear from the Federation of Small Businesses about whether business owners were satisfied with the police response to the riots.  The committee will also have the opportunity to hear from one of the police force areas that did not experience any disturbances: South Yorkshire Police and Police Authority will explain why they think their area was unaffected and whether there are any lessons that can be learned from their approach.

This will be followed by a session with the Home Secretary, which will give the committee the opportunity to explore with the progress that has been made on setting up the National Crime Agency and the police-led IT company.  The session is also a chance for the committee to question the Home Secretary about the Government's recently announced proposals to tackle gangs.

Committee Chair Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:

"The National Crime Agency and the police IT company are key elements of the Government's proposals for policing reform. Our recently published new landscape of policing report criticised the level of detail that had been supplied about these new bodies. I look forward to questioning the Home Secretary about what progress she has made to rectify this since the publication of our report.
We will also be continuing our important inquiry into the lessons to be learned from the August disturbances, and will be hearing what local businesses thought of the police response and why some areas were unaffected by the disturbances."


11.30am to 12 noon 

  • Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Policy Committee on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities

12 noon to 12.30pm 

  • Ann Swain, Home Affairs Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Charles Perryman, Chair, South Yorkshire Police Authority
  • Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Bob Sanderson, South Yorkshire Police

12.30 pm to 1.15 pm

  • Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary

Further information

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