Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 7 June 2006

Members present:

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Sir Paul Beresford

Mr Clive Betts

John Cummings

Dr John Pugh

Oral Evidence Session for the Is there a future for Regional Government? inquiry

Bronwyn Hill, Regional Director, Government Office for the South West;

Bryony Houlden, Chief Executive and Jill Shortland, Deputy Chair, South West Regional Assembly;

Christopher Irwin, Chair,  TravelWatch SouthWest (formerly the South West Public Transport Users Forum;

Councillor Bert Biscoe , Chair, Cornish Constitutional Convention and

Professor Neil Ward, Director, Centre for the Rural Economy, University of Newcastle; gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Monday 12 June at twenty past Four o’clock.