ODPM

Session 2001-02 31 October 2002


PRESS NOTICE - NEW INQUIRY:

DEPARTMENTAL ANNUAL REPORT  AND ESTIMATES 2002 AND RECENT POLICY DEVELOPMENTS

The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planing, Local Government and the Regions has resolved to undertake a short inquiry into the Departmental Estimates and Annual Report 2002 and Recent Policy Developments and will be hearing oral evidence from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on the following date:

Tuesday 5 November

10.00am     Barbara Roche, MP, Minister of State for social exclusion, regional co-ordination, neighbourhood renewal, homelessness and Minister for women and equality

10.45am     Rt Hon Nick Raynsford, MP, Minister of State for local government and the regions and fire

Further evidence sessions for this inquiry will be announced shortly.

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: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/odpm.cfm

Contact: Claire O'Shaughnessy, Committee Specialist 020 7 219 6755