Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Press Notice

Session 2005-06  13 October 2005



The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions has decided to hold a one-off evidence session, on Monday 31st October, on the way in which the re-licensing process under the Licensing Act 2003 has been implemented, and what can be drawn from the experience.  The witnesses for this session will be announced in due course.

The Committee invites short submissions on the subject, to arrive by Friday 21 October . Witnesses who wish their evidence to be treated in confidence should contact the Committee Clerk in advance. It should also be noted that decisions about who to call for oral evidence are likely to be taken on the basis of evidence received by this date.[The form which such evidence should take is set out below: please note in particular the restriction on length and that wherever possible it should be submitted by e-mail or on disk].

Please note that the Committee cannot consider any individual cases, and that the Committee will not be looking in general at the Licensing Act 2003.

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in a Committee Room at the House of Commons.  Those wishing to attend the meeting should check the venue by contacting the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before the hearing.

 If you would  like a copy of any House of Commons publications, and did not submit written or oral evidence to the relevant inquiry, then you may purchase them from The Stationery Office, General enquiries tel no.0870 600 5522, or access them via the Committee homepage on the Internet:

Contact Charlotte Littleboy, Committee Clerk, on 020 7219 3290/ [email protected]

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Written evidence must if possible be submitted in an electronic format, either on disk or preferably by e-mail. It should be in MS Word or Rich Text format.  If sent by e-mail it should for this inquiry be sent to [email protected].  The e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from. If sent by post it should be sent to the Clerk, ODPM Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Witnesses without access to a computer are respectfully requested to take particular care that submissions are legible.

Submissions should be as brief as possible, and certainly no more than 3,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and it would be helpful to include a brief executive summary. Those submitting evidence are reminded that evidence should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted no public use should be made of it. Guidance on the submission of evidence can be found at

Further details of the Committee, including its current membership, can be found on the Committee's homepage at  Information about the Committee can also be obtained from 020 7219 4972.