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 the Lord Chancellor's Department, and their
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.
Mr Chris Mullin MP (Labour, Sunderland South)
Mr David Cameron MP (Conservative, Witney)
Mr James Clappison MP (Hertsmere)
Mrs Janet Dean MP (Labour, Burton)
Bridget Prentice MP (Labour, Lewisham East)
Mr Gwyn Prosser MP (Labour, Dover)
Bob Russell MP (Liberal Democrat, Colchester)
Mr Marsha Singh MP (Labour, Bradford West)
Mr Tom Watson MP (Labour, West Bromwich East)
Miss Ann Widdecombe MP (Maidstone and The Weald)
David Winnick MP (Labour, Walsall North)
The following were also members of the Committee
during this inquiry:
Mr Humfrey Malins MP (Conservative, Woking)
Angela Watkinson MP (Conservative, Upminster)
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
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
A list of Reports of the Committee since Session 1995-96 is on
the inside front cover of this Report.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk
of the Home Affairs Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London
SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219
3276; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected].
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to written evidence are indicated by the page number
as in 'Ev 12'.