Constitutional Affairs Committee

Press Notice 15 of Session 2006-07, 14 March 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVIDENCE SESSION

Freedom of Information Follow Up and the Judicial Appointments Commission.

The Committee will hold an oral evidence session for its inquiry into the Freedom of Information Follow Up, and a one-off oral evidence session on the work of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

Details of the oral evidence session are as follows:

Tuesday 20 March in The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4.15 pm: Rob Evans, The Guardian, and Tim Jones, Policy Officer, World Development Movement

At 4.45 pm: Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner; Graham Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner and Jane Durkin, Assistant Information Commissioner

At 5.30 pm: The Baroness Prashar, Chair, Judicial Appointments 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 Freedom of Information Follow Up inquiry was launched on 5 February 2007 and the full terms of reference are available at:

http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/conaffcom/cac050207pn09.cfm

2. For further information please see the Committee's previous report http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmconst/222/222.pdf

3. The Committee previously took written and oral evidence into The operation of the Judicial Appointments Commission. For further information the minutes of evidence can be found at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmselect/cmconst/cmconst.htm#evid

4. 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