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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.

Current membership

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP (Labour, Leicester East) (Chair)

Nicola Blackwood MP (Conservative, Oxford West and Abingdon)

James Clappison MP (Conservative, Hertsmere)

Michael Ellis MP (Conservative, Northampton North)

Lorraine Fullbrook MP (Conservative, South Ribble)

Dr Julian Huppert MP (Liberal Democrat, Cambridge)

Steve McCabe MP (Labour, Birmingham Selly Oak)

Rt Hon Alun Michael MP (Labour & Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth)

Bridget Phillipson MP (Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South)

Mark Reckless MP (Conservative, Rochester and Strood)

Mr David Winnick MP (Labour, Walsall North)

The following members were also members of the committee during the parliament.

Mr Aidan Burley MP (Conservative, Cannock Chase)

Mary Macleod MP (Conservative, Brentford and Isleworth)


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.


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/homeaffairscom.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Elizabeth Flood (Clerk), Joanna Dodd (Second Clerk), Sarah Petit (Committee Specialist), Eleanor Scarnell (Inquiry Manager), Darren Hackett (Senior Committee Assistant), Sheryl Dinsdale (Committee Assistant), Victoria Butt (Committee Assistant), John Graddon (Committee Support Officer) and Alex Paterson (Select Committee Media Officer).


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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Prepared 28 October 2011