Press Notice 14, Session 2005-06

Publication of oral and written evidence

The Annual Autumn Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, and the United Nations 2005 World Summit

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Making Poverty History? The promises of Gleneagles

On Tuesday 18 October the International Development Committee heard oral evidence on The Autumn Meetings of the IMF and World Bank and the United Nations 2005 World Summit [HC 569]. Witnesses included the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, and officials from the Department for International Development (DFID) and HM Treasury,  and representatives from the Bretton Woods Project  and the Rainforest Foundation UK.

On Tuesday 19 July and Tuesday 25 October the Committee heard oral evidence on Making Poverty History? The promises of Gleneagles [HC 418]. Witnesses included the Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP, Secretary of State for International Development, and officials from DFID, and representatives from the Trade Justice Movement, the Make Poverty History campaign, the Jubilee Debt Campaign, the UK Aid Network, and the Stop AIDS Campaign.

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The Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the Oral and Written evidence from both these sessions on Tuesday 17 January at 11.00 a.m.

The Oral and Written Evidence will be available for collection by Government Departments, witnesses and the press from the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA and from the Press Gallery from 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 17 January.

The Oral and Written Evidence may also be purchased from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge St, Westminster, SW1A 2JX, Tel 020 7219 3890) or from The Stationery Office (Parliamentary Hotline, Tel 0845 702 3474). It will also be available on the Internet, from 11.00 a.m. on 17 January, at: www.parliament.uk/indcom

Enquiries to Katie Phelan, Committee Assistant, on 020 7219 1221

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Further Information:

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, Lib Dem), John Barrett MP (Lib Dem), John Battle MP (Lab), John Bercow MP (Con), Hugh Bayley MP (Lab), Richard Burden MP (Lab), Mr Quentin Davies MP (Con), Mr Jeremy Hunt MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Joan Ruddock MP (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh (Lab).

Committee website: www.parliament.uk/indcom

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 Street, Westminster, 020 7219 3890) or the Stationery Office (0845 7023474)