Home Affairs Committee Press Notice

On Tuesday 3 June 2008 oral evidence will be taken on:

Policing in the 21st Century

The Home Affairs Committee will hold the fifth evidence session of the Committee's inquiry into Policing in the 21st Century. The session will focus on new pressures on the police, including increased migration and alcohol-related crime and disorder.

At 10.30 am

€ Sir Simon Milton, Chair, Local Government Association

€ Chief Constable Julie Spence, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

At approximately 11.15 am

€ Rob Chester, Head of Licensing, Asda

€ James Lowman, Chief Executive, Association of Convenience Stores

€ Rob Hayward OBE, Chief Executive, British Beer and Pub Association

€ Alan Brown, Director for Group Loss, Prevention and Security, Tesco

At approximately 12 noon

€ Chief Constable Stephen Otter, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Location: Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Details of this inquiry were set out in a press notice issued on 18 January 2008.

Keith Vaz MP Chairman of the Committee said:

"Alcohol related crime is one of the biggest policing issues that this country faces and if we do not make a concerted effort to tackle it now future generations will really suffer."

"The Committee is keen to examine why we have the problem that we do and to discuss with both the industry that sells it and the people that have to cope with the result, practical solutions."

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.

Session 2007-08/39 22 May 2008