DFID's bilateral programme of assistance to India
Further Evidence Session Arranged
The International Development Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry - announced in Press Notice 21 (24 March 2004) - into DFID's bilateral programme of assistance to India.
The Committee is pleased to announce that the following evidence session has now been arranged. This is the fourth oral evidence session to be held by the Committee as part of this inquiry:
Date and Venue
Tuesday 7 December, Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House - tbc
Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, and
Dr Charlotte Seymour-Smith, Head, DFID India
Please note that starting times may be subject to late changes. Those wishing to attend this evidence session should contact the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing, or please have a look at the 'Future meetings' section of our website, nearer the day of the meeting.
The inquiry is focused on the following key areas:
The case for aid to India
Partnerships/social inclusion/sector focus
MDGs and PSAs
Aid instruments/nature of engagement/governance and political will
The full terms of reference may be found in Press Notice 21:
The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat), Mr John Battle (Labour), Hugh Bayley (Labour), Mr John Bercow (Conservative), Ann Clwyd (Labour), Mr Tony Colman (Labour), Mr Quentin Davies (Conservative), Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour), Chris McCafferty (Labour), and Tony Worthington (Labour).
Specific Committee Information: For the full terms of reference and for detailed enquiries, please contact Hannah Weston, Second Clerk, on 44 (0) 207 219 0851 or [email protected]
Media Enquiries: Adele Brown, 0207 219 0724 or
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