Justice Committee

Press notice No. 36 of Session 2008-09

8 June 2009 / For Immediate Release


The role of the Prison Officer

Following today's announcement of changes in ministerial responsibilities, Maria Eagle MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, will give evidence in place of Rt Hon David Hanson MP who has moved to the Home Office.

Details of the oral evidence session are as follows:

At 4.15 pm: Maria Eagle MP, Minister of State, Phil Wheatley CB, Director General, and Stacey Tasker OBE, Deputy Director, HR Learning and Development, Head of Training, National Offender Management Service, Ministry of Justice

Tuesday 9 June in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House.

A transcript of the session will be available (within 5 days) on the Reports and Publications page of the Committee's website: www.parliament.uk/justicecom/

1. Committee membership is as follows: Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP (Chairman), Mr David Heath MP, Siân James MP, Rt Hon Douglas Hogg MP, Jessica Morden MP, Julie Morgan MP, Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Robert Neill MP, Dr Nick Palmer MP, Linda Riordan MP, Virendra Sharma MP, Mr Andrew Turner MP, Mr Andrew Tyrie MP and Dr Alan Whitehead MP

2. The transcripts of previous evidence sessions can be found at on the Committee's website at www.parliament.uk/justicecom

3. The Justice Committee is itself barred from considering the facts and merits of individual cases.

4. The Justice Committee held an e-consultation as part of this inquiry. Submissions can be viewed at HTTP://FORUMS.PARLIAMENT.UK/PRISON-OFFICERS.

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