6 March 2006
PASC evidence session with Foreign Secretary postponed
The Public Administration Select Committee - PASC - was due to take evidence from the Rt Hon Jack Straw MP and the Rt Hon Tony Benn on Tuesday 7 March for the Committee’s inquiry into the publication of political memoirs. This evidence session has now been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.
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