International Development Committee Announcement

EVIDENCE SESSION ON THE HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT SITUATION IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

Thursday 5 June 2008, 11.00am

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Witness:

At 11.00am:

  • Rt Hon Tony Blair, Middle East Quartet Representative

This will be the final oral evidence session in this inquiry.

Key issues to be examined in the inquiry are:

  • The humanitarian situation in Gaza, including access to fuel, food and health services;
  • Progress in the Middle East Peace Process since Annapolis and the Paris donor conference;
  • Political developments in the OPTs since June 2007;
  • Implementation of the Agreement on Movement and Access;
  • The impact of restarting direct aid to the Palestinian Authority;
  • The effectiveness of the Temporary International Mechanism;
  • The role of the Middle East Quartet;
  • The response of the UK Government to the changing situation, and in particular the contribution of the Department for International Development

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Committee Membership is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, Lib Dem), John Battle MP (Lab), Hugh Bayley MP (Lab), John Bercow MP (Con), Richard Burden MP (Lab), Mr Stephen Crabb MP (Con), Daniel Kawczynski MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Jim Sheridan MP (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh MP (Lab), Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem).

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