ODPM Press Notice

Session 2002-03  11 June 2003




DRAFT HOUSING BILL

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 The Draft Housing Bill on the following dates:

All times are approximate

Monday 16 June

3.45pm

Gateshead Council

Newham Council

4.15pm

Citizen’s Advice Bureau 

Housing Ombudsman

4.45pm

National HMO network

National Union of Students

Brent Private Tenants’ Rights Group

5.15pm

National Federation of Residential Landlords

Residential Landlords Association

5.40pm

Low Demand Pathfinders

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Tuesday 17 June

9.15am

Council of Mortgage Lenders

9.45am

National Association of Estate Agents

10.10am

Consumers’ Association

10.35am

M. Coleman Estate Agents

10.55am

Norman Parkinson, King’s College, London

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Monday 23 June

3.45pm

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Michael Newey, FRICS, Chairman, RICS Housing Policy Panel

Jeremy Leaf, FRICS, Acting Chairman, RICS Residential Faculty

Paul Creffield, FRICS, Chairman of a working group on Home Condition, RICS

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

4.25pm

Local Government Association

Chartered Institute of Housing

5.00pm

Shelter

Adam Sampson, Director

Alastair Jackson, Director of Policy

5.25pm

Lord Richard Best, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

5.45pm

All Party Parliamentary Group for the Welfare of Park Home Residents

Rt Hon Lord Graham of Edmonton

Hilton Dawson, MP

6.00pm

Charles Smith, Chair, Gypsy Council

Cliff Codona, Chair, National Travellers’ Association

Father Joe Browne, Chair, Irish Travellers’ Movement

Chris Johnson, Community Law Partnership

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Tuesday 24 June

9.30am

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP, Shadow Minister for Local Government

9.45am

Edward Davey MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Spokesman for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The evidence sessions 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/odpm_reports___publications.cfm

Contact: Kate Emms, Clerk of the Committee 020 7 219 3927 or Claire O’Shaughnessy, Committee Specialist 020 7 219 6755