The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions appointed the Urban Affairs Sub-committee in July 2002.
The role of the Sub-committee was to examine the work, the expenditure, administration and policies of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and its associated public bodies.
Among the issues the Sub-committee examined were housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal, social exclusion, planning, parks and public spaces, and local government and the regions.
The Membership of the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee from 2002-2005 was as follows:
Andrew Bennett - Labour, Denton and Reddish
John Bercow - Conservative, Buckingham [From 16 December 2002 to 5 January 2004]
Sir Paul Beresford- Conservative, Mole Valley
Clive Betts- Labour, Sheffield Attercliffe
Mr Graham Brady - Conservative, Altrincham & Sale West [From 5 January 2004]
Alistair Burt - Conservative, North East Bedfordshire [From 22 July 2002 to 16 December 2002]
David Clelland - Labour, Tyne Bridge
Mr John Cummings - Labour, Easington
Eleanor Laing - Conservative, Epping Forest [From 5 January 2004 to 24 January 2005]
Chris Mole - Labour, Ipswich
Mr Bill O'Brien - Labour, Normanton
Richard Page - Conservative, South West Hertfordshire [From 24 January 2005]
Dr John Pugh - Liberal Democrats, Southport [From 22 July 2002 to 10 November 2003]
Christine Russell - Labour, City of Chester
Adrian Sanders - Liberal Democrats, Torbay [From 10 November 2003]
Gary Streeter - Conservative, South West Devon [From 22 July 2002 to 5 January 2004]
A different Chairman of the Urban Affairs Sub-committee was appointed for the duration of each inquiry.
For a list of the inquiries carried out by the Urban Affairs Sub-committee from 2002-2005 please click