MPs on the Home Affairs Committee took evidence from witnesses including Immigration Minister Damian Green on 22 November 2011.
In a wide-ranging hearing, the committee gathered evidence on three of its inquiries: into policing large-scale disorder, the roots of violent radicalisation, and the relaxation of border checks during the summer of 2011.
Witnesses, on policing:
• Rob Berkley, the director of Runnymede Trust, which describes itself as an independent race equality think tank, and Yohanes Scarlett
• From the National Offender Management Service, an agency of the Ministry of Justice which comprises the Probation Service and HM Prison Service, chief executive officer Michael Spurr, head of the security group Richard Pickering, and Muslim adviser Ahtsham Ali
On border checks:
• Dame Helen Ghosh, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
• Immigration Minister Damian Green