Bob Ainsworth has today been nominated to Chair the Joint Committee on the Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill.
The Joint Committee, under Bob’s Chairmanship, will conduct pre-legislative scrutiny into the draft Bill and the policies it seeks to implement.
The Joint Committee comprises six Members of Parliament and six peers. It will take written and oral evidence and will report to both Houses of Parliament.
“We will be considering very important matters that will have a significant bearing on the balance between national security and the protection of civil liberties.
“I take these responsibilities very seriously indeed”.