Press Notice 4, Session 2007-08

27 November 2007

PASC TO LAUNCH LOBBYING INQUIRY WITH EVIDENCE FROM MPs

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) holds its first evidence session on lobbying on Thursday by hearing from three MPs with different angles on the public affairs industry - John Grogan, Peter Luff and Stephen Pound.

The session gives the MPs the opportunity to set out their views and concerns on areas including: how lobbying works in practice, how the industry might be regulated, what degree of transparency is possible, and how politicians, civil servants and lobbyists interact.

The evidence session will take place at 10.15am on Thursday 29 November in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster.

For more information about the work of the Committee, visit our website at: www.parliament.uk/pasc
  

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Committee Membership: Tony Wright (Chairman) (Lab) (Cannock Chase), Mr David Burrowes (Con) (Enfield, Southgate), Paul Flynn (Lab) (Newport West), David Heyes (Lab) (Ashton under Lyne), Kelvin Hopkins (Lab) (Luton North), Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Con) (Bridgewater), Julie Morgan (Lab) (Cardiff North), Mr Gordon Prentice (Lab) (Pendle), Paul Rowen (Lib Dem) (Rochdale), Charles Walker (Con) (Broxbourne), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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