ind021118,02

EVIDENCE SESSIONS: The humanitarian crisis in southern Africa


The International Development Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry (announced in a press notice dated 23 July 2002 (PN29.2001/02)) on the humanitarian crisis in southern Africa.  The Committee is pleased to announce that the following evidence sessions have now been arranged:

Date and venue Time Subject and witnesses

Monday 25 November, Palace of Westminster, 3.00 pm, Witnesses: Judith Lewis, Regional Director for Southern Africa, World Food Programme (WFP)

[Dr Mukesh Kapila, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, (UNAMA) will be giving evidence on the Committee's inquiry into 'Afghanistan: the transition from humanitarian relief to reconstruction and development assistance']

Tuesday 3 December, 10.30 am,  Palace of Westminster, Witnesses: Save the Children UK; Christian Aid

Tuesday 14 January, Palace of Westminster, 10.30 am Witnesses: Professor Jonathan Kydd and Dr Andrew Dorward, Imperial College at Wye

Those wishing to attend the evidence session should contact the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing. Detailed enquiries to Dr Alan Hudson, Committee Specialist, on: 020 7219 1522.

Reports and press notices issued by the International Development Committee are available on the Parliamentary website: www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/indhome.htm

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative, Banbury), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West), John Battle (Labour, Leeds West), Hugh Bayley (Labour, City of York), Ann Clwyd (Labour, Cynon Valley), Tony Colman (Labour, Putney), Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour, Ealing, Southall), Chris McCafferty (Labour, Calder Valley), Mr Andrew Robathan (Conservative, Blaby), Mr Robert Walter (Conservative, North Dorset) and  Mr Tony Worthington (Labour, Clydebank and Milngavie).

Press notices issued by the International Development Committee may now be received by e-mail instead of by post.  If you wish to receive future press notices by e-mail, please send an e-mail to [email protected] containing the words 'press notice by e-mail' and including your postal details.  Your details will then be removed from our postal list and added to our e-mail distribution list.  If you no longer wish to receive press notices, please send either a fax or e-mail and we will remove you from our distribution list.