Foreign Affairs Committee

14 October 2005

War against Terrorism

The Foreign Affairs Committee will be holding the following evidence sessions for its inquiry into Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism.

2.30pm, Wednesday 19 October 2005
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Committee will be taking evidence from the following witnesses:

Peter Taylor, BBC (Panorama)
Professor Paul Wilkinson, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews.

At 3.30 pm
Nomi Bar-Yaacov, Independent Analyst

4.00 pm, Monday 24 October 2005
Grimond Room, Portcullis House

The Committee will be taking evidence from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, and FCO officials.

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