Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

6 March 2007 Session 2006-07 No. 3


STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF THE BACKBENCHER and MAKING BETTER USE OF NON-LEGISLATIVE TIME

Public evidence sessions

The House of Commons Modernisation Committee will hold the following public evidence sessions in connection with its inquiries into Strengthening the role of the backbencher and Making better use of non-legislative time.

Wednesday 14 March at 9.35am: Professor Robert Blackburn, King's College London, Professor Philip Cowley, University of Nottingham, and Professor Lord Norton of Louth, University of Hull; and

Dr Philip Giddings, University of Reading, Gemma Rosenblatt, Hansard Society, and Professor Michael Rush, University of Exeter (at approximately 10.15am)

Wednesday 21 March at 9.35am: Panel of Members of the House of Commons

Wednesday 28 March at 9.35am: Panel of Members of the House of Commons

On 28 February the Committee heard evidence from Peter Riddell, The Times; Nick Robinson, BBC News; and Michael White, The Guardian (transcript available on these pages by clicking on the links).

Witnesses will be questioned on both subjects. Uncorrected versions of the transcripts will appear on these pages within about a week of the date of the sessions.

As Committee Rooms are liable to change, 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. Guidance for those wishing to attend select committee meetings held in public can be found by clicking the links.