Procedure Committee

Session 2003-04  No. 8     5 May 2004


INQUIRY: PROGRAMMING OF LEGISLATION

ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION

The Procedure Committee has agreed the following public oral evidence session for the  inquiry into Programming of Legislation.

Wednesday 19 May 2.15 p.m. House of Commons

Witnesses: Mr Peter Hain MP,Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal; Secretary of State for Wales and Mr Phil Woolas MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

Terms of reference for the inquiry and transcripts of the previous five public evidence sessions for this inquiry can be found on these pages.

The meeting will take place in public in the Palace of Westminster (access: St Stephen's Entrance, opposite the back of Westminster Abbey).  Those attending are advised to check the room location on arrival.  The Committee Office recorded information line (020 7219 2033) provides details of select and standing committee meetings being held within the next two days.

PUBLICATION OF REPORT

FIRST SPECIAL REPORT:  ESTIMATES AND APPROPRIATION PROCEDURE: THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THE COMMITTEE’S FIRST REPORT

Estimates and Appropriation Procedure: The Government’s Response to the Committee’s First Report, Session 2003-04, HC 393, will be published as the First Special Report of Session 2003-04,  HC 576, at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 6 May.

There will be no advance copies and no press conference

Copies of the Report will be placed in the Press Gallery at the time of publication and may be  purchased in The Stationery Office Bookshops or ordered from The Stationery Office by telephone (08457 023474). The Report will also be made available on these pages on the day of publication.