Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

18 February 2008 No. 6


Regional Accountability

Witnesses for public evidence sessions on 20 and 27 February

The House of Commons Modernisation Committee will hold the third and fourth public evidence sessions in connection with its inquiry into regional accountability on 20 and 27 February in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

Witnesses

Wednesday 20 February at 10 a.m.:

Keith Pearson, Chair of NHS East of England and Mike Farrar CBE, Chief Executive of NHS North West, Strategic Health Authorities, John Korzeniewski, Regional Director for the North West, Learning and Skills Council, Michael Eakin, Executive Director, Arts Council England, North West, and Archie Robertson OBE, Chief Executive, Highways Agency.

Wednesday 27 February at 9.35 a.m.:

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

The Governance of Britain green paper suggested proposals to improve democratic accountability and scrutiny of the delivery of public services in the English regions.

Witnesses will be questioned on such issues as:

€what models of accountability might work;

€what the role of the House should be in regional accountability; and

€what resources would be needed to make regional accountability work in the House of Commons.

Uncorrected versions of the transcripts will appear on these pages as soon as they are available. Transcripts of the evidence sessions on 30 January and 6 February are available on these pages.

Written evidence to the Committee for this inquiry is also available on these pages.

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