Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Subject Page

Regions

On this page you can view all reports, special reports, oral and written evidence published by the Committee relating to regional matters. You can also view any Government Replies received by the Committee and details of any current inquiries in this subject area. This is divided into Parliamentary Sessions:

2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02




2005-06

Is there a future for Regional Government?

The Committee announced a new inquiry, Is there a future for Regional Government? on 7 December 2005. See the Is there a future for Regional Government? inquiry page for further details.




2004-05

The Draft Regional Assemblies Bill

First Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05, HC 62-I published on 5 January 2005

Written Evidence:

972-II, Session 2003-04 published on 21 July 2004

Supplementary written evidence submitted to the Committee after 21 July 2004 was published on 5 January 2005 as HC 62-II

Oral Evidence:

Wednesday 8 September 2004, HC 972-i, Session 2003-04

9.30am    Professor Robert Hazell and Mark Sandford, UCL Constitution Unit

10.20am    Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics

10.50am    Policy Exchange, IPPR North, New Local Government Network and the New Policy Institute

11.40am    Boundary Committee for Englandand the Electoral Commission

Thursday 9 September 2004, HC 972-ii, Session 2003-04

9.15am    Local Government Association

9.40am    County Councils Network

10.00am    Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East, National Trust and the Royal National Institute for the Blind

10.40am    Cllr Les Byrom, Merseyside Fire Authority, Richard Bull, Chief Fire Officer, Tyne & Wear, the Association of Police Authorities and the Association of Chief Police Officers

Tuesday 14 September 2004, HC 972-iii, Session 2003-04

9.15am    Richard Allan, Director of Regional Policy, Ian Scotter, Regional Assemblies Division Manager, Andrew Campbell, Regional Co-ordination Unit, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Jonathan Blackie, Regional Director, Government Office for the North east

9.55am    North East Regional Assembly, North West Regional Assembly, South East Regional  Assembly and the English Regions Network

10.35am    ONE North East RDA, Learning and Skills Council and the Chamber of Commerce

11.15am    Passenger Transport Executive Group (pteg)

Wednesday 15 September 2004, HC 972-iv, Session 2003-04

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, Campaign for the English Regions and the South East County Leaders’ Group (SECL)

Government Response:

Government Response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2004-05 on the Draft Regional Assemblies Bill - First Special Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05, HC 459 published on 24 March 2005




2003-04

There were no inquiries on regional matters carried out by the Committee on Session 2003-04.




2002-03

Reducing Regional Disparities in Economic Prosperity

Ninth Report from the Committee, Session 2002-03, HC 492-I published on 4 July 2003

Written Evidence:

HC 492-II, Session 2002-03 published on 10 March 2003

Supplementary written evidence submitted to the Committee after 10 March 2003 was published on 4 July 2003 as HC 492-III

Oral Evidence:

Tuesday 11 March 2003, HC 492-i

9.30am    Institute for Public Policy Research

10.00am    Alliance for Regional Aid

10.30am    North West Regional Development Agency and Yorkshire Forward

11.00am    London Development Agency and the South East of England Development Agency

Tuesday 18 March 2003, HC 492-ii

9.15am    Government Office for the North East and NEXUS

10.15am    North East Regional Assembly  and ONE North East

11.45am    Durham Council and Northumberland Council

Tuesday 1 April 2003, HC 492-iii

9.15am    Office for National Statistics

10.15am    Professor John Tomaney, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Professor Peter Gripaios, South West Economy Centre, University of Plymouth, and Professor Alan Harding, Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, University of Salford

Tuesday 8 April 2003, HC 492-iv

10.00am    South West Regional Assembly

10.20am    Somerset County Council, Plymouth City Council and Cornwall County Council

11.15am    English Nature, the Association of National Parks Authorities and South West Tourism

12.00pm    Higher Education Funding Council (HEFC) and the Ministry of Defence

1.30pm    South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA), West of England Learning Skills Council and Business Link Wessex

2.00pm    South West Government Office

Monday 28 April 2003, HC 492-v

4.15pm    Durham County Council, Northumberland County Council and Middlesbrough Town Centre Company

4.45pm    Simon Judge, Head of Labour Market Division, Work and Welfare Strategy Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions, Val Gibson, Jobcentre Plus, Director for the North East, and Dr Bill Kirkup, Regional Director Public Health for the North East, Department of Health

5.15pm    Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Minister for Women and e-Minister in Cabinet   

Wednesday 30 April 2003, HC 492-vi

9.15am    Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury, and Christopher Leslie MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Government Response:

Cm 5958 published in September 2003




2001-02

There were no inquiries relating to regional matters carried out by the Committee in Session 2001-02.