Home Affairs Committee


The Home Affairs Committee took evidence on undercover policing from the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, Doreen Lawrence, and the barrister who represented the family in 1993 Mark Ellis QC, on 10 July 2013.

The session is part of the committee's inquiry into London's policing launched in the wake of allegations that the Metropolitan Police sent undercover officers to spy on and attempt to "smear" Stephen Lawrence's friends and family.

The allegations were made by Peter Francis a former undercover police officer turned whistle-blower who said his superiors in the Met put pressure on him to "hunt for disinformation" that could be used to undermine those who wanted a better investigation into the murder.