def060427 - No. 39

Session 2005-06, 27 April 2006

Evidence Session


Evidence Session

EDUCATING SERVICE CHILDREN INQUIRY

On Tuesday 2 May at 10.30 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House ( room subject to change), oral evidence will be taken from:

  • Mr Don Touhig MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Ministry of Defence

  • Brigadier Anthony Brister, Director, Educational and Training Services (Army), Ministry of Defence

  • Liz Cassidy, Command Secretary for Headquarters Adjutant General

  • Mr David Wadsworth, Chief Executive, Service Children’s Education

  • Kathryn Forsyth, Acting Assistant Chief Executive (School Effectiveness), Service Children’s Education

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. From 18 April until 12 May, the Defence Committee is 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 at: www.tellparliament.net/defcom

3. News Release: No. 39

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