ODPM Press Notice

Session 2002-03 5 March 2003


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

Tuesday 11th March


Institute for Public Policy Research

Matthew Taylor, Director

John Adams, Senior Research Fellow

Peter Robinson, Senior Economist


Alliance for Regional Aid

Cllr Bill Flanagan OBE, National Chair

Steve Fothergill, Director


North West Regional Development Agency

Mike Shields, Chief Executive

Yorkshire Forward

Tom Riordan, Executive Director of Strategy and Policy


London Development Agency

Michael Ward, Chief Executive

South East of England Development Agency

Anthony Dunnett, Chief Executive

Further evidence sessions for this inquiry will be held on 18 March, 1 April, 8 April and 30 April.  Details will be announced in due course.

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