FAC PN 11 (03-04)

Press Release: Evidence Session

11 March 2004

Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold the following evidence session as part of its inquiry into Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism. The witnesses appearing before the Committee are as follows:

Tuesday 16 March

3.00 pm

Dr Gary Samore, International Institute for Strategic Studies; and 

Dr Zafar Cheema, visiting fellow at St Anthony’s College, Oxford University

4.00 pm (approximately)

Peter Marsden, Refugee Council at the British Agencies Afghanistan Group; and

Kate Clark, BBC

Location: Committee Room 15, House of Commons

Notes to Editors:

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Membership of the Committee 

Rt Hon Donald Anderson (Swansea-East) Lab, Chairman
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh) Lib Dem
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East) Lab
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central) Lab
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock) Lab
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon) Con
Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton) Lab
Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South) Con
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn) Lab
Rt Hon Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling) Con
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham Edgbaston) Lab

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