Session 2005-06, 5 April 2006
Web Forum and Evidence Session
Web Forum and Evidence Session
EDUCATING SERVICE CHILDREN
MPs TO HOST WEB FORUM
From 18 April until 12 May, the Defence Committee will be hosting a web forum as part of its inquiry into the education of the children of Service personnel. This will be the first time the Committee has conducted a web-based consultation.
The Committee sees the forum as an opportunity to receive the views of people with direct experience of education of Service children: teachers, Service families and young people who are attending or who have attended Service schools. Members of the Committee will respond to comments posted on the forum which will be located at:
As well as the web forum, the Committee would welcome submission of written evidence from interested parties.
The Defence Committee will be holding two evidence sessions relating to its inquiry into the education of Service children.
At its first evidence session the Committee will be taking evidence from teachers, Service families and Service children at Alderman Blaxill Secondary School, Colchester, on Monday 24 April at 2.30pm.
The second evidence session will be taking evidence from MoD officials in Westminster on Tuesday 2 May at 10.30 am. Further details of witnesses will be announced nearer the time.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Chairman), Mr David S Borrow MP, Mr Colin Breed MP, Mr David Crausby MP, Linda Gilroy MP, Mr David Hamilton MP, Mr Mike Hancock MP, Mr Dai Havard MP, Mr Adam Holloway MP, Mr Brian Jenkins MP, Mr Kevan Jones MP, Robert Key MP, Mr Mark Lancaster MP, John Smith MP
2. News Release: No. 36
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Personal information, such as address and contact details, should be provided separately from the body of your submission. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, no public use should be made of the submission unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee.
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