Foreign Affairs Committee: Press Notice

19 June 2008

PUBLICATION OF REPORT

Proposed Appointment of Rt Hon Jack McConnell MSP as High Commissioner to Malawi

The Foreign Affairs Committee will publish its report on the proposed appointment of Rt Hon Jack McConnell MSP as High Commissioner to Malawi at 11.00hrs on Tuesday 24 June. This will be the Committee's sixth report of Session 2007-08 (HC 507).

The Report will be available on the internet on Tuesday 24 June and copies may be purchased from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2JX. Tel: 020 7219 3890) or the Stationery Office (Parliamentary Hotline 0845 7023 474).

Advance embargoed copies will be available in electronic (pdf) form from 11.00am on Monday 23 June and in printed form from the Press Gallery, and the Foreign Affairs Committee office, House of Commons.

Media enquiries:

Members of the press with enquiries or to request an embargo copy should contact Alex Paterson, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 1589, or 07917 488488, or by email to [email protected]

Further Information:

1. The Foreign Affairs Committee is responsible for scrutinising the "administration, expenditure and policy" of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its associated agencies. The text of all Committee publications, including Reports, can be found on the Committee's website at www.parliament.uk/facom

2. Committee meetings are open to the public. Access is via St Stephen's Entrance for the House of Commons Committee Rooms and the main entrance on the Thames Embankment for Portcullis House Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 10 minutes to pass through security checks. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in the Committee Rooms.

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Mike Gapes (Chairman), Labour, Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal-Democrat, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Labour, Rt Hon 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.

Specific Committee Information: Tel 020 7219 6394, email - www.parliament.uk/facom

Media Enquiries: Alex Paterson, Tel 020 7219 1589, 07917 488 488 email - [email protected]

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