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Naz Shah stands aside from Home Affairs Committee

3 May 2016

Naz Shah MP has informed the Home Affairs Committee that she will attend no further Committee meetings until matters involving her, relating to allegations of anti-Semitism, have been resolved.

Chair's statement

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, has issued the following statement on Naz Shah MP's role on the Home Affairs Select Committee:

"Naz Shah attended the private session of the Committee today and she has informed me and the Committee that she wishes to stand aside from all her duties until current matters are resolved.

We have accepted her decision. She will not take part in any future matters concerning the Home Affairs Select Committee with immediate effect, until further notice.

The Committee will now proceed with its inquiry into anti-Semitism, and we will begin calling witnesses including the Community Security Trust, the Jewish Board of Deputies, Ken Livingstone, and the Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn and Angus Robertson."

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