22 October 2008
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION
FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE’S DEPARTMENTAL REPORT 2007-08
Wednesday 29 October 2008
The Foreign Affairs Committee is holding its third evidence session on the FCO’s Departmental Report 2007-08. Oral evidence will be taken from the Permanent Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Sir Peter Ricketts, KCMG
Keith Luck, Director General, Finance, and
James Bevan, Director General, Change and Delivery
The meeting will take place in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.
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The membership of the Committee is as follows: Mike Gapes (Chairman), Labour, Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrats, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Labour, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory, Conservative, Mr John Horam, Conservative, Mr Eric Illsley, Labour, Mr Paul Keetch, Liberal Democrats, Andrew Mackinlay, Labour, Mr Malcolm Moss, Conservative, Sandra Osborne, Labour, Mr Greg Pope, Labour, Mr Ken Purchase, Labour, Rt Hon Sir John Stanley, Conservative, Ms Gisela Stuart, Labour
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