ODPM Committee Press Notice

Session 2003-04  9 September 2004




DRAFT REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES BILL

THIRD AND FOURTH 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:

Tuesday 14th September - Regional Organisations

9.15am

ODPM Officials:

Richard Allan: Director of Regional Policy

Ian Scotter: Regional Assemblies Division Manager

Government Office for the North East

Jonathan Blackie: Regional Director

Regional Development Group

Rob Smith: Director General

9.55am

North East Regional Assembly

North West Regional Assembly

South East Regional Assembly

English Regions Network

10.35am

‘OneNorthEast’ Regional Development Agency

Learning and Skills Council

Chamber of Commerce (North East)

11.15am

pteg (Passenger Transport Executive Group)

Commission for Integrated Transport

Wednesday 15th September - Local Government

9.15am

Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Minister for Local and Regional Government, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

10.15am

Yes 4 the North East

North East Says No

10.45am

Campaign for the English Regions

South East County Leaders' Group (SECL)

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.

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Contact: Kate Emms, 020 7219 3927