JCHR Press Notice 03-04 No. 3

Session 2003-04                   18 December 2003

Forthcoming Public Evidence Sessions

Deaths In Custody Inquiry

Date: Monday 12 January 2004            Time:  4.45 pm

Witnesses: (1) Howard League for Penal Reform (2) Prison Reform Trust, (3) INQUEST and (4) Bail for Immigration Detainees

Date: Monday 26 January 2004            Time:  4.45 pm

Witnesses: (1) Chief Inspector of Prisons and (2) The Prisons Ombudsman

Monday 8 February 2004                        Time:  4.30 pm

Witnesses:  (1) MIND, (2) Mental Health Act Commission, and
(3) Mr Stephen Ladyman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

All meeting to be held in Committee Room 3, House of Lords

The above meetings are open to the public.  It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks.  There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms.  Members of the public are advised to gain entry via St Stephens entrance of the House of Commons.

Committee rooms are subject to change.  It is advisable that those interested check the House of Commons Committee Information Line which provides recorded information about forthcoming meetings including venues, subjects under discussion and contact number for further information.  The recording, which is updated daily, covers select and standing committee meetings occurring within the next two sitting days.  The number to dial is 020 7219 2033.