Welsh Affairs Committee

Session 2003 - 04

19 April 2004


Press Notice No 11

FOLLOW-UP INQUIRY INTO THE POWERS OF THE CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER FOR WALES

Further to the announcement of this inquiry on the 1st April 2004, (Press Notice No.10), the Committee is proceeding with oral evidence sessions.

THURSDAY 22 APRIL, THE GRIMOND ROOM, PORTCULLIS HOUSE, HOUSE OF COMMONS

10.15 am - Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Health and Social Security, Welsh Assembly Government and Officials

Followed by - Peter Clarke, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Further evidence sessions will be announced in due course.

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Terms of reference

The inquiry is a short follow-up inquiry to the Committee’s report, The Empowerment of Children and Young People in Wales (HC177 i&ii) published on 15 January 2004.  The inquiry will focus on the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ powers in relation to the proposals for a Children’s Commissioner for England as set out in the Children Bill.

If you wish to submit written evidence please supply an electronic version in MS Word or Rich Text format, either by e mail to [email protected] or on a disk.  If submitted by e mail or e mail attachment, a letter should also be sent validating the e mail.  Further guidance on the submission of evidence can be found at: www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/witguide.htm. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 21 April.


Membership of the Committee: Mr Martyn Jones MP (Chairman), Mr Martin Caton MP, Mr Huw Edwards MP, Mr Nigel Evans MP, Dr Hywel Francis MP, Julie Morgan MP, Albert Owen MP, MP, Mr Mark Prisk MP, Mrs Betty Williams MP, Hywel Williams and Mr Roger Williams MP.