ODPM Press Notice

Session 2002-03  02 April 2003


The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions will be hearing evidence from the following witnesses in Taunton, Somerset for its inquiry into Reducing Regional Disparities in Prosperity:

Tuesday 8 April


South West Regional Assembly


Somerset County Council

Plymouth City Council

Cornwall County Council


English Nature

Association of National Parks Authorities

South West Tourism


Higher Education Funding Council of England

Ministry of Defence



South West Regional Development Agency

West of England Learning Skills Council

Business Link Wessex


Government Office for the South West

Further evidence sessions for this inquiry will be held on 28 April and 30 April.

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in the Luttrell Room, Taunton County Hall.  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, 020 7219 6755