Press Notice 24, Session 2005-06

DFID’s Departmental Annual Report 2005

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DFID’s Department Annual Report (DAR) was published in June 2005 as CM 6534.  The report contained details of the Department’s expenditure, strategic priorities and progress against its Public Service Agreement (PSA). Because of the General Election and consequent delay in setting up the select committees, the International Development Committee did not hold its usual evidence session with the Permanent Secretary and produce a report on the Departmental Annual Report.

In the absence of a Committee inquiry into the DAR, we sent the department a list of questions for written answer, with a view to obtaining some of the detail missing from the report.  The questions considered issues arising from both the content and presentation of the report.  The Committee is grateful to the Department for its comprehensive response, which has been published on the internet in the form of a memorandum to the Committee.  http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/international_development/inddarqs.cfm

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Detailed enquiries to Alistair Doherty, Committee Clerk on 020 7219 1226 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).

Media Enquiries: Jessica Bridges-Palmer, 020 7219 0724 or [email protected]

Committee website: www.parliament.uk/indcom

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