ODPM Committee Press Notice

Session 2003-04  2 September 2004




DRAFT REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES BILL

FIRST AND SECOND EVIDENCE SESSIONS

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 Regional Assemblies Bill on the following dates:

All times are approximate:

Wednesday 8th September

9.30am

Professor Robert Hazell and Dr Mark Sandford, Constitution Unit, University College London

10.15am

Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics

10.40am

New Policy Institute

Policy Exchange

New Local Government Network

IPPR North

11.30am

Boundary Committee for England and the Electoral Commission


Thursday 9th September

9.15am

Local Government Association

9.40am

County Councils Network

10.00am

Voluntary Organisations Network North East, the National Trust and the Royal National Institute of the Blind

10.40am

Fire authorities and Police authorities

Further evidence sessions for this inquiry will be held on 14th and 15th September.

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.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmodpm.htm

Contact: Kate Emms, 020 7219 3927