Home Affairs Committee Press Notice


Following the cancellation of the inquiry by the Home Affairs Committee into "Towards Effective Sentencing", it was announced on 9 May that the Committee would publish all oral and written evidence gathered in the course of the inquiry.

This evidence will be available on the Committee's website at 11.00 am on Monday 11 June at:

Bound printed copies of the evidence will be obtainable from TSO outlets (tel: 0845 702 3474; email: books.order@theso.co.uk) and from the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890; email: bookshop@parliament.uk) on Monday 11 June by quoting HC 467.

The Home Affairs Committee has formally passed on the evidence to the Constitutional Affairs Committee, which has announced that it will take up this inquiry. For further details, please see their webpage at:


The Committee's inquiry was announced on 6 February 2007. One oral evidence session has been held, with Rt Hon The Lord Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice, on 17 April. The cancellation of the inquiry was announced on 9 May.

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