Home Affairs Committee Press Release

Session 2007-08, 18 February 2008

Announcement of evidence session

Announcement of evidence session

On Tuesday 26 February 2008 oral evidence will be taken on:

Policing in the 21st Century

The Home Affairs Committee will hold the first evidence session of its inquiry into policing in the 21st century on Tuesday 26 February. The Committee will take evidence from Sir Ronnie Flanagan on the conclusions and recommendations of his Review of Policing.

At 10.30 am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House:

  • Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Details of this inquiry were set out in a press notice issued on 18 January 2007.

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee room and timing are subject to change.

The Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP Chairman of the Committee said:

“This is a major inquiry of enormous importance to the public. We will be examining many of the themes highlighted in Sir Ronnie’s report including police bureaucracy and the use of new technologies, violent crime and alcohol related crime and the relationship between the police and the rest of the criminal justice system.”

“Beginning the inquiry with Sir Ronnie’s report will allow the committee to have an overview of all the themes that we will examine.”