Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee hearing oral evidence

18 March 2011

The Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee will hear oral evidence on Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 March.

The Committee will then consider the Bill every Tuesday and Thursday from that point concluding on Tuesday 17 May.

The meetings are open to the public.

Programme and witnesses

Tuesday 22 March 10.30am and 4.00pm in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

at 10.30am
Association of Chief Police Officers

at 12.00pm
Lord Macdonald of River Glaven QC (independent reviewer of the review of counter-terrorism and security powers)

at 12.30pm
Interception of Communications Commissioner

at 4.00pm
Liberty; Justice; Law Society; and Criminal Bar Association

at 5.30pm
Independent Safeguarding Authority; and Sunita Mason (Independent Advisor for Criminality Information Management)

at 6.30pm
Genewatch UK; and Action on Rights of Children

Thursday 24 March 09.00am and 1.00pm in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

at 9.00am 
Information Commissioner’s Office

at 10.05am 
Campaign for Freedom of Information

at 1.00pm 
NSPCC; The Scout Association; and Stonewall

at 2.00pm
Local Government Association, and Welsh Local Government Association

at 2.45pm 
AA; RAC Foundation; British Parking Association; and the Security Industry Authority

at 3.45pm 
Andrew Rennison (Interim CCTV Regulator); and  Birmingham Against Spy Cameras

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill, all in Committee Room 12, Palace of Westminster:

Tuesday 29 March 10.30am and 4.00pm
Tuesday 5 April 10.30am and 4.00pm
Tuesday 26 April 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 28 April 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 3 May 10.30am and 4.00pm
Tuesday 10 May 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 12 May 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 17 May 10.30am and 4.00pm

The Committee must complete consideration of the Bill no later than 7.00pm on Tuesday 17 May.

These sessions 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. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

Further information

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