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Homeland Security Department

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered the creation of a new Department for Homeland Security; and if he will make a statement. (110772)

I refer the hon. Member to the statement that my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary made in the House on 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 550WS. Our counter-terrorist campaign will need to be seamless, integrated, politically driven, forward-thinking and dynamic. The conclusions of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary's counter-terrorism review which considered how best to achieve this are with my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister. We shall keep the House informed of the outcome of the review when appropriate.