Select Committee on Home Affairs Minutes of Proceedings Report



The Home Affairs Committee

The Home Affairs Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Home Office and its associated public bodies; the administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office.

Membership (at the end of Session 2002-03)

Mr John Denham MP (Labour, Southampton, Itchen) (Chairman)

Janet Anderson MP (Labour, Rossendale and Darwen)

Mr James Clappison MP (Conservative, Hertsmere)

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas MP (Labour, Crosby)

Mrs Janet Dean MP (Labour, Burton)

Mr Gwyn Prosser MP (Labour, Dover)

Bob Russell MP (Liberal Democrat, Colchester)

Mr Marsha Singh MP (Labour, Bradford West)

Mr John Taylor MP (Conservative, Solihull)

Miss Ann Widdecombe MP (Conservative, Maidstone and The Weald)

David Winnick MP (Labour, Walsall North)

The following Members were also members of the Committee during the Session:

Mr Chris Mullin MP (Labour, Sunderland South) (Chairman until 17.6 03), Mr John Bercow MP (Conservative, Buckingham), Mr David Cameron MP (Conservative, Witney), Mr Humphrey Malins MP (Conservative, Woking), Bridget Prentice MP (Labour, Lewisham East), Angela Watkinson MP (Conservative, Upminster) and Mr Tom Watson MP (Labour, West Bromwich East)

Powers

The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.

Publications

The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at

www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/home_affairs_committee.cfm.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Dr Robin James (Clerk), Mr Mark Etherton (Second Clerk), Kate Akester (Adviser, Sentencing Guidelines), Miss Jane Gordon (Committee Legal Specialist), Mr Ben Morris (Committee Legal Specialist), Mr Ian Thomson (Committee Assistant), Ms Melanie Barklem (Secretary) and Mr John-Paul Flaherty (Senior Office Clerk).

Contacts

All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Home Affairs Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 3276; the Committee's email address is homeaffcom@parliament.uk .


 
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