Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

2 June 2008

No. 55 (07-08)

UPDATED: CHANGE OF WITNESS

EVIDENCE SESSION

AFTER LEITCH: IMPLEMENTING SKILLS AND TRAINING POLICIES

The Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee will hold its second evidence session in this inquiry on Wednesday 4 June when evidence will be heard from:

At 9.30am:

Mick Fletcher, Education Consultant;
Professor Alison Fuller, Professor of Education and Work, School of Education University of Southampton;
Professor Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management Department of Management, King's College London; and
Professor Lorna Unwin, Faculty of Policy and Society, Institute of Education, University of London

At 10.15am:

Dr Philip Wright, Director of Science and Technology, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI);
Ms Lee Hopley, Senior Economist, Engineering Employers Federation (EEF);
Matthew Jaffa, Skills Policy Adviser, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB); and
Graham Schuhmacher, Head of Learning Services, Rolls Royce Plc

The session will take place in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House at 9.30am.

The sessions is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Portcullis House is the building directly above Westminster Station, entrance to which is via Victoria Embankment. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 30 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and the timing of meetings are subject to change. Those interested in attending the session should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.

The Committee announced this inquiry in press notice No.31 of Session 2007-08, www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/ius/ius_040308.cfm

For media inquiries please call Laura Kibby on 020 7219 0718. For any other information please call Ana Ferreira, on 020 7219 2793. Previous press notices and publications are available on our website. www.parliament.uk/ius

Committee Membership is as follows:

Mr Phil Willis (Liberal Democrat, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (Labour, City of Durham)
Mr Tim Boswell (Conservative, Daventry)
Mr Ian Cawsey (Labour, Brigg & Goole)
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
Dr Ian Gibson (Labour, Norwich North)
Dr Evan Harris (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Labour, Bolton South East)
Mr Gordon Marsden (Labour, Blackpool South)
Dr Bob Spink (UK Independence Party, Castle Point)
Ian Stewart (Labour, Eccles)
Mr Graham Stringer (Labour, Manchester, Blackley)
Dr Desmond Turner (Labour, Brighton Kemptown)
Mr Rob Wilson (Conservative, Reading East)

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