Committee hears evidence on European and UK justice issues

05 January 2010

The Justice Committee holds an evidence session on three matters it is currently considering: justice issues in Europe; operation of the Ministerial Freedom of Information (FOI) veto; and sentencing guidelines on corporate manslaughter. Watch live from 4.15 pm

Justice Issues in Europe

The Committee's fourth evidence session on its inquiry into European justice issues.


  • 4.15pm: Mike Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, Crown Prosecution Service
  • 4.45pm: Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, and Stephen McCartney, Head of Data Protection Promotion, Information Commissioner’s Office

Operation of the Ministerial Freedom of Information (FOI) veto on Cabinet Minutes; and FOI caseload


Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner will also give evidence on these topics.

Sentencing guidelines: corporate manslaughter

The Justice Committee also scrutinises draft sentencing guidelines issued under the authority of the Sentencing Guidelines Council and during this session will examine the guidelines on corporate manslaughter with various bodies.


  • 5.15pm: Health and safety Executive and Confederation of British Industry
  • 5.45pm: Hilda Palmer, Co-ordinator, Families Against Corporate Killing, and Chris Proctor, Aslef

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