Yvette Cooper: chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee
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Labour’s Yvette Cooper re-elected as chair of Home Affairs Select Committee

Yvette Cooper has been re-elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee in Parliament following an unopposed election for the position. Cooper is the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. Commenting on her re-election, Cooper said: “I’m very pleased...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
John Woodcock MP
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Government announces UK special envoy for countering violent extremism

Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed John Woodcock MP as the UK’s special envoy for countering violent extremism. The new role will focus on improving the UK’s response to violent extremism with a particular focus on tackling far right violent extremism, taking lessons...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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British Standard for private investigators revised to help distinguish professionals from rogue operators

BSI has revised BS 102000, the business standards company’s Code of Practice for the Provision of Investigative Services. The British Standard was developed within a committee comprising a number of experts from industry associations, security specialists, academia,...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Joint UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre has opened in Calais as part of the ongoing co-operation between the UK and France to tackle criminality at the border.  The Information Centre will see the UK’s Border Force...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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Home Affairs Committee warns of “dire consequences” without extra police funding

The Home Affairs Select Committee has urged the Government to prioritise policing in the Autumn Budget and the next Comprehensive Spending Review, warning that without any additional funding for policing, there will be “dire consequences” for public safety and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
Neil Basu
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Number of active counter-terrorism investigations in UK reaches record high

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has revealed that the number of active counter-terrorism investigations has now reached a record high.  Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations (ACSO) at the Metropolitan Police Service, told the Home...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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‘Policing for the Future’ inquiry launched by Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into ‘Policing for the Future: Changing Demands and New Challenges’. Written submissions for this inquiry should be submitted online by noon on 16 February 2017. Advances in technology have led to the emergence...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
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Yvette Cooper elected chair of Home Affairs Select Committee in wake of Keith Vaz resignation

Yvette Cooper, the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, has been elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. All Members of Parliament were able to vote in the election which took place following the recent resignation from office of Keith Vaz. Votes were...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
Keith Vaz MP
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“End London’s ‘Welcome Mat’ for money launderers” urges Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has stated that the combination of “poor supervision and enforcement” in the London property investment market is creating a safe haven for laundering the proceeds of crime. As a result, the Committee is calling for much stronger...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
The House of Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee is launching an inquiry into the police funding formula
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Home Affairs Select Committee prepares for detailed inquiry into police service funding

Following the Government’s announcement in July that it’s now considering a new model of allocating funding to the 43 police forces in England and Wales, the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee is launching an inquiry into the police funding formula....
Posted On 20 Sep 2015
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