Health Committee

No 44, Session 2002-03                                   27 October 2003


REVISED EVIDENCE SESSIONS: 30 OCTOBER 2003

1) INQUIRY INTO OBESITY

Additional Evidence Session - Thursday 30 October at 1.15 pm in Committee Room 15.

The Committee will hear oral evidence from:  Marion Nestle, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University and author of the book Food Politics, on Thursday next, 30 October. This session will immediately precede evidence from the Secretary of State for Health on the Public Expenditure Inquiry at 2.00 pm, as set out below and indicated in Press Notice No. 40.

2) PUBLIC EXPENDITURE 2003

Thursday 30 October in Committee Room 15 at 2.00 pm

Oral evidence from:    Department of Health

Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Health

Sir Nigel Crisp, KCB, Chief Executive, NHS

Mr Richard Douglas, Director of Finance

Members of the public and representatives of the press will be admitted to these meetings. Because there are often last minute changes of rooms and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House, those wishing to attend should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information office on 020 7219 4272  the day before the meeting.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons. It is appointed under Standing Order No.  152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies.  The Committee has power to send for persons, papers and records.