Select Committee on Home Affairs and Work and Pensions First Report

The Home Affairs and Work and Pensions Committees

The Home Affairs and Work and Pensions Committees are appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Current membership
HOME AFFAIRS: Mr John Denham (Chairman)*, Mr Richard Benyon, Mr Jeremy Browne, Colin Burgon, Mr James Clappison, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mrs Janet Dean, Nick Harvey, Nick Herbert, Steve McCabe, Mr Shahid Malik, Gwyn Prosser, Mr Gary Streeter, Mr David Winnick.

WORK AND PENSIONS: Mr Terry Rooney (Chairman), Miss Anne Begg, Harry Cohen, Mr Philip Dunne, Mrs Natascha Engel, Michael Jabez Foster, Justine Greening, Mrs Joan Humble, Greg Mulholland, John Penrose, Jenny Willott.

*Mr John Denham, Chairman for this inquiry.

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Committee staff
The staff of the Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill Sub-committees are Gosia McBride (Clerk), Manjit Gheera (Committee Legal Specialist), Francene Graham (Committee Assistant), and Jenny Pickard (Secretary).

All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Home Affairs and Work and Pensions Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill Sub-Committees, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 8387; the Committee's email address is

In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number. All oral evidence for this inquiry is printed in Volume III. References to written evidence are indicated by the page number as in 'Ev 12' (written evidence published in Volume is indicated as in 'Volume II, Ev 12, and evidence published in Volume III is indicated as in 'Volume III, Ev 12).

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