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Committee to question Home Secretary Priti Patel

14 July 2020

The Home Affairs Committee will take evidence from the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, on Wednesday 15 July in a wide ranging evidence session examining the work of her department.

Purpose of the session

The Williams Review, undertaken in response to the Windrush scandal, found serious failings in the culture of the Home Office and called for widespread reforms. The session will investigate what progress has been made in implementing its recommendations as well as in supporting victims through the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

The session will also examine progress in implementing the recommendations of the Macpherson report and wider police reforms aimed at improving relations between the police and BME communities, and evidence suggesting disproportionality in the enforcement of lockdown fines and use of stop and search.

Points-based immigration system

Following the announcement of further details of the Government's plans for the UK's points-based immigration system, the Committee will question the Secretary of State on its principles and implementation. This is likely to include questions on visa eligibility for key workers and the impact on the economy and business. The Committee will also ask related questions on issues including the EU Settlement Scheme and visa extensions for NHS and social care workers.

Witnesses

Wednesday 15 July 2020, Thatcher Room

At 10.30am:

  • Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Home Secretary
  • Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
  • Shona Dunn, Second Permanent Secretary, Home Office

Further information

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