UK Sikh Female MP Chosen For Home Affairs Select Committee

LONDON, UK—The first Sikh woman MP, and newly elected Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, Preet Kaur Gill, has been selected as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

The committee is drawn from the three largest political parties and looks at the work of the Home Office and it’s associated public bodies.

The Committee chooses its own subjects of inquiry and seeks written and oral evidence from a wide range of relevant groups and individuals. At the end of an inquiry the Committee will often produce a report setting out its findings and making recommendations to the Government. The Government must respond to each of the report’s recommendations within two months of publication.

A UK Sikh leader, Bhai Amrik Singh, of the Sikh Federation said, “We are delighted Preet has been chosen for the Home Affairs Select Committee. This committee deals with important matters such as asylum, hate crime, countering extremism, child sexual exploitation and grooming.  She will have an opportunity to question the Home Secretary and senior officials at the Home Office and influence their thinking in these and other areas.”


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