ODPM: Housing, Planning Local Government and the Regions

Session 2001-02

24 July 2002


Committee's First Meeting

The Select Committee on The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister : Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions met for the first time yesterday.  The Committee decided to appoint a Sub-Committee (the Urban Affairs Sub-committee).  It also agreed a programme of work.  The Members of the Committee are as follows:

Member

Constituency

Party

Andrew Bennett (Chairman)

Denton and Reddish

Labour

Sir Paul Beresford

Clive Betts

Mr Alistair Burt

David Clelland

Mr John Cummings

Chris Mole

Mr Bill O'Brien

Dr John Pugh

Christine Russell

Mr Gary Streeter

Mole Valley

Sheffield  Attercliffe

Nth E. Bedfordshire

Tyne Bridge

Easington

Ipswich

Normanton

Southport

City of Chester

South West Devon

Conservative

Labour

Conservative

Labour

Labour

Labour

Labour

Liberal Democrats

Labour

Conservative

The Committee decided to hold the following inquiries:

In the Main Committee:   (1 )Affordable Housing, (2) Annual Report and 2002 Spending Review, (3) Planning for Sustainable Housing, and (4) Planning and Business Competitiveness.

In the Sub Committee:    The Effectiveness of Government Regional Initiatives

Press notices containing terms of reference, timing and further details will be issued in due course.