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9 October 2008 (PN 57)

ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION

INQUIRY INTO THE ROLE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

The Business & Enterprise Committee today announces details of its second oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into the role and effectiveness of regional development agencies.

Tuesday 14 October 2008 at 10.30am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Dr Bryan Jackson, Chair, East Midlands Development Agency and RDA Chair of Chairs
Jeff Moore, Chief Executive, East Midlands Development Agency
Nick Paul, Chair, Advantage West Midlands

The Committee took evidence from representatives of the private sector and local authorities at its meeting on Tuesday 7 October 2008 at 10.30 am.

Further information on the Committee's inquiry can be found on its web pages at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/berr.cfm

Further Information:

Committee membership is as follows:

Chairman: Peter Luff MP (Con) (Mid Worcestershire)
Mr Adrian Bailey (Lab) (West Bromwich West)
Roger Berry (Lab) (Kingswood)
Mr Brian Binley (Con) (Northampton South)
Mr Michael Clapham (Lab) (Barnsley West and Pen.)
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Lab) (Chorley)
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Con) (Bromsgrove)
Anne Moffat (Lab) (East Lothian)
Mark Oaten (Lib Dem) (Winchester)
Mr Mike Weir (SNP) (Angus)
Mr Anthony Wright (Lab) (Great Yarmouth)

Media Enquiries: Laura Humble, Tel 0207 219 2003/ 07917 488 489, email: [email protected]

Specific Committee Information: Tel 020 7219 5777, email: [email protected]