HASC: The Investigation Into The Late Lord Brittan

This session will likely focus on the investigation into the allegation of rape by a witness known as ‘Jane’, and the circumstances and timing of the Metropolitan Police interview of Leon Brittan.

It may touch on other lines of investigation into the late Lord Brittan.

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The Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) will meet to gather evidence tomorrow, 21st October, at 2:15pm in The Grimond Room, Portcullis House. More information HERE

Giving evidence will be;

2:15pm – DCI Paul Settle, Metropolitan Police, Former Head of Operation Fairbank

2:45pm – Patricia Gallan, Metropolitan Police, Deputy Assistant Commissioner – Specialist Crime and Operations

Steve Rodhouse, Metropolitan Police, Deputy Assistant Commissioner – Head of Crime and Operations

3:15pm – Tom Watson MP

4:00pm – Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

“The Committee firmly believes that the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which the Home Secretary has established under the chairmanship of Judge Lowell Goddard, is the most appropriate channel for these very important matters to be examined.

Our evidence session is therefore intended as a continuation of the regular series of very helpful regular updates which the Committee received from the Metropolitan Police in the last Parliament and to hear evidence on a particular case.

The Committee fully appreciates that ongoing operational activities are a matter for the police and these areas will not be discussed during the session.”

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3 responses to “HASC: The Investigation Into The Late Lord Brittan

  1. tdf

    Not really up to date on this, but I can only hope that the committee will be guided by the words of the great Irish parliamentarian Edmund Burke –

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”