Press Notice 15, Session 2005-06

MAKING TRADE WORK FOR DEVELOPMENT: THE WTO HONG KONG MINISTERIAL

Announcement of evidence session

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Wednesday 25 January 2006, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 10.30am: Ian Pearson MP, Minister for Trade and Investment

At approx

11.15am: Sheila Page, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute

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In October, the International Development Committee agreed to undertake an inquiry on Making Trade Work for Development: the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial, and has held 3 evidence sessions to date. The WTO Hong Kong Ministerial took place 13-18 December 2005, and the purpose of this evidence session is to establish how the Government intends to proceed in the next three months to ensure that the end of April deadline for agreeing modalities is met.

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Detailed enquiries to Dr. Anna Dickson, Committee Specialist on 020 7219 2738 or [email protected]

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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

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