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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 Yvette Cooper MP (Labour, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford) Chair

Rehman Chishti MP (Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham)

Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative, Christchurch)

Stephen Doughty MP (Labour (Co-op), Cardiff South and Penarth)

Chris Green MP (Conservative, Bolton West)

Kate Green MP (Labour, Stretford and Urmston)

Tim Loughton MP (Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham)

Stuart C. McDonald MP (Scottish National Party, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth

and Kirkintilloch East)

Alex Norris MP (Labour (Co-op), Nottingham North)

Douglas Ross MP (Conservative, Moray)

John Woodcock MP (Independent, Barrow and Furness)


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


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website at and in print by Order of the House.

Evidence relating to this report is published on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Elizabeth Hunt (Clerk), Harriet Deane (Second Clerk), Simon Armitage (Committee Specialist), Penny McLean (Committee Specialist), Robert Sabbarton (Committee Specialist), David Gardner (Senior Committee Assistant), Mandy Sullivan (Committee Assistant) and George Perry (Senior Media and Communications Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Home Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6856; the Committee’s email address is

Published: 17 December 2018