European Scrutiny Committee

No. 7
(Session 2003-04)




ORAL EVIDENCE FROM HILARY BENN MP ON IMPLEMENTATION OF EC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

WEDNESDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2004

On Wednesday  4 February the European Scrutiny Committee will take evidence in public from Hilary Benn, MP, Secretary of State for International Development, on implementation of EC external assistance in preparation for EU enlargement and on other international development issues.  This evidence session will take place at 9.30 am in Committee Room No 19 on the Upper Committee Corridor, House of Commons.

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2 February 2004


Note for Editors

The main purpose of the European Scrutiny Committee is to report to the House on the legal and political importance of each EU document and to determine which EU documents are debated.  Such debates take place either in a European Standing Committee or on the Floor of the House.  The Committee normally reports weekly on a range of documents when the House is sitting.  The Committee also monitors business in the Council of Ministers, especially the activities of UK Ministers in the Council, and produces occasional reports on wider EU developments. 

 The Committee has 16 Members, as follows:

Jimmy Hood MP (Chairman) - Labour - Clydesdale
Richard Bacon MP - Conservative - South Norfolk
Colin Breed MP - Lib Dem - Cornwall South East
William Cash MP - Conservative - Stone
Michael Connarty MP - Labour - Falkirk East
Tony Cunningham MP - Labour - Workington
Wayne David MP - Labour - Caerphilly
Terry Davis MP - Labour - Birmingham Hodge Hill
Jim Dobbin MP - Labour/Co-op - Heywood & Middleton
David Heathcoat-Amory MP - Conservative - Wells
Mark Hendrick MP - Labour - Preston
Jim Marshall MP - Labour - Leicester South
Angus Robertson MP - SNP - Moray
John Robertson MP - Labour - Glasgow Anniesland
Anthony Steen MP - Conservative - Totnes
Bill Tynan MP - Labour - Hamilton South

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