20 October 2008
SECRETARIES OF STATE FOR DEFENCE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO APPEAR BEFORE SELECT COMMITTEES
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
Tuesday 28 October 2008
The Defence and Foreign Affairs Committees are holding a joint evidence session on Tuesday 28 October at 2.30 pm.
Oral evidence will be heard from
Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Secretary of State for Defence
Rt Hon David Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Committees will question the Secretaries of State about the Government’s policy on Iraq and Afghanistan.
The meeting will take place in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House.
Members of the press with enquiries should contact Alex Paterson, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 1589, or 07917 488488, or by email to [email protected]
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 20 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 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
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]
Committee Website: www.parliament.uk/facom
Watch committees and parliamentary debates online: www.parliamentlive.tv
Publications / Reports / Reference Material: Copies of all select committee reports are available from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge St, Westminster, 020 7219 3890) or the Stationery Office (0845 7023474). Committee reports, press releases, evidence transcripts, Bills; research papers, a directory of MPs, plus Hansard (from 8am daily) and much more, can be found on www.parliament.uk