Formal Minutes


Members present:

Ms Harriet Harman, in the Chair

John Hemming, Mr George Howarth, Simon Hughes, Mrs Theresa May, Mr Richard Shepherd, Sir Peter Soulsby, Sir Nicholas Winterton

1. Future Programme

The Committee considered this matter.

2. Regional Accountability (publication of written evidence)

Written evidence received in connection with the inquiry on Regional Accountability was ordered to be reported to the House for publication:

M 54 Robert Key MP, M 55 Local government Association, M 56 The Alliance

3. Oral evidence: Regional Accountability

Rt Hon Alan Williams MP, Chairman, Liaison Committee; Peter Luff MP, Chairman, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee; Dr Phyllis Starkey MP, Chairman, Communities and Local Government Committee; and Robert Wilson, Clerk of the Liaison Committee, House of Commons, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 5 March at 9.30 a.m.