Press Notice 42, Session 2002-03

Trade and Development at the WTO:

After Cancºn

The International Development Committee published its Report [HC 400-I] on "Trade and Development at the WTO: Issues for Cancºn" on 14 July 2003. The Committee received the Government's Response to its Report on 7 September 2003. This was published as HC 1093. The WTO held its 5th Ministerial meeting in Cancºn from 10-14 September. The Committee intends to produce a report about the outcomes and implications of the WTO's Cancºn Ministerial.

The Committee is pleased to announce that the following evidence session has now been arranged.

Date and venue - Tuesday 28 October, Palace of Westminster

Time - 2.30 p.m.

Witnesses - Dr Matthew Lockwood, Head of UK Advocacy, ActionAid, Mr Duncan Green, Policy Analyst, CAFOD, Ms Claire Melamed, Senior Trade Policy Officer, Christian Aid, and Mr John Hilary, formerly Trade Policy Analyst at ActionAid

Time - approximately 3.45 p.m.

Witnesses - Commissioner Pascal Lamy, Directorate-General for Trade, and Mr Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Commissioner Pascal Lamy, European Commission

Detailed enquiries to Dr Alan Hudson, Committee Specialist, on: 020 7219 1522

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Reports and press notices issued by the International Development Committee are available on the Parliamentary website: www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/international_development.cfm

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