Constitutional Affairs Committee

Press Notice 10 of Session 2006-07, 8 February 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVIDENCE SESSION: Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid

The Committee will hold its final evidence session for its inquiry into the Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid

Details of the oral evidence session are as follows:

Tuesday 20 February in The Grimond Room, PortcullisHouse

At 4.15pm: Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Lord Chancellor; Vera Baird QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs; Sir Michael Bichard, Chair, Legal Services Commission; Carolyn Regan, Chief Executive, Legal Services Commission

A transcript of the session will be available (within 5 days) on the Reports and Publications page of the Committee's website: www.parliament.uk/conaffcom/

Notes:

1. The full terms of reference for this inquiry are available at:

http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/conaffcom/cac250706pn35.cfm

2. The DCA's A Fairer Deal for Legal Aid is available on the Department for Constitutional Affairs website: www.dca.gov.uk. Lord Carter's Review of Legal Aid Procurement is available at www.legalaidprocurementreview.gov.uk

3. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon Alan Beith MP (Chairman), David Howarth MP, Siân James MP, Mr Piara S Khabra MP, Jessica Morden MP, Julie Morgan MP, Robert Neill MP, Mr Andrew Tyrie MP, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Jeremy Wright MP

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