Home Affairs Committee Press Notice Release

On Tuesday 11 March 2008 oral evidence will be taken on:

Policing in the 21st Century

The Home Affairs Committee will hold its second evidence session of its inquiry into policing in the 21st century on Tuesday 11 March. The Committee will explore the inquiry themes within the context of the specific challenges of policing the capital, including counter-terrorism, specialist protection and the 2012 Olympic Games.

At 10.15 am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

  • Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London

At 10.35 am

  • Boris Johnson MP, Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London 2008

At 10.55 am

  • Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Mayor of London 2008

At 11.15 am

  • Len Duvall, Chairman, Metropolitan Police Authority
  • Paul Stephenson, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

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

"As a world financial centre, the seat of the UK Government and the host of the 2012 Olympic Games, London presents a unique policing challenge. In addition, the city accounts for 17% of all recorded crime.

It is therefore key that the right structures, personnel and resources are in place to ensure effective policing and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to take evidence on this matter from the London Mayoral candidates, the Metropolitan Police Service and the Metropolitan Police Authority."

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 theprior 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.