Home Affairs Select Committee

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Parent organizationBritish House of Commons
LeaderHome Affairs Select Committee/Chair
SubpageHome Affairs Select Committee/Chair
Membership• Yvette Cooper
• Victoria Atkins
• James Berry
• David Burrowes
• Nusrat Ghani
• Ranil Jayawardena
• Tim Loughton
• Stuart C. McDonald
• Naz Shah
• Chuka Umunna
• David Winnick

Yvette Cooper has chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee since 19 October 2016.[1] The remaining members of the HASC were formally appointed on 8 July 2015, except Naz Shah and Chuka Umunna who were appointed on 26 October 2015.


The committee was chaired by Keith Vaz until he resigned in October 2016 after being exposed by a sting operation involving male prostitutes and cocaine.[2] Yvette Cooper MP was elected as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee on 19 October 2016.[3]


The committee has been responsible for investigation the VIPaedolphone child abuse networks.

Antisemitism in the UK

Rather than publishing the HASC's report entitled "Antisemitism in the UK" in the House of Commons, acting Chair Tim Loughton decided to appear on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday 16 October 2016 and explain the report's main findings which were critical of the Labour Party.[4] An article published by the Free Speech on Israel group on 20 August 2016 described the report as "ill-conceived, politically tendentious and risible".[5]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Manufacturing consent on "antisemitism"article20 October 2016Tony GreensteinJeremy Corbyn's Labour party is the target throughout this ill-conceived, politically tendentious and risible Home Affairs Select Committee report entitled "Antisemitism in the UK". The presumption of innocence has been abandoned by lawyer Chuka Umunna and his Tory friends.