Justice Committee

Press Notice No. 15 (Session 2007-08)

22 February 2008 / For Immediate Release


Devolution: A Decade On

The Committee will hold the fourth evidence session into its inquiry Devolution: A Decade On.

Details of the oral evidence session are as follows:

Tuesday 26 February in The Canongate Room, Radisson SAS Hotel, 80 The High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH.

At 10.00am: Alex Fergusson MSP, Presiding Officer, and Ken Hughes, Acting Director of Clerking and Reporting, Scottish Parliament

At 10.45am: Sir John Elvidge KCB, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Executive

At 11.15am: Bruce Crawford MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business, Scottish Executive

At 11.45am: Professor James Mitchell, University of Strathclyde

At 12.30pm: Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister, Scottish Executive

A transcript of the session will be available (within 5 days) on the Reports and Publications page of the Committee's website: www.parliament.uk/justicecom/

1. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon Alan Beith MP (Chairman), Rosie Cooper MP, Mr David Howarth MP, Daniel Kawczynski MP, Siân James MP, Jessica Morden MP, Julie Morgan MP, Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Robert Neill MP, Dr Nick Palmer MP, Virendra Sharma MP, Mr Andrew Turner, Mr Andrew Tyrie MP and Dr Alan Whitehead MP

2. The transcripts of previous evidence sessions can be found at on the Committee's website at www.parliament.uk/justicecom

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