21 July 2005
Press Notice No 2
ANNOUNCEMENT OF INQUIRIES
GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER: BETTER GOVERNANCE FOR WALES
The Committee's first major inquiry in the new Parliament will be into the Government White Paper: Better Governance for Wales.
Interested parties are invited to submit written evidence to the Clerk of the Committee at the address above, to arrive not later than Monday 19 September 2005. If possible, please supply an electronic version in MS Word or Rich Text format, either by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Timetable for the inquiry
It is likely that the Committee will hold oral evidence sessions in October and November 2005.
WALES OFFICE ANNUAL REPORT
The Committee has agreed to take oral evidence from the Secretary of State for Wales on the Wales Office Annual Report. Details of that meeting will be announced later in the summer.
FIRST SPECIAL REPORT
Publication of Government Responses to the Second Report of 2004-05: Manufacturing and Trade in Wales and the Third Report of Session 2004-05: The Public Services Ombudsman in Wales Bill [HL] will be published at
midday on Thursday 28 July (First Special Report, 2005-06, HC433)
Membership of the Committee:
Dr Hywel Francis MP (Chairman), Mr Stephen Crabb MP, David T. C. Davies MP, Nia Griffith MP, Mrs Siân C. James MP, Mr David Jones MP, Mr Martyn Jones MP, Mrs Madeline Moon MP, Mrs Betty Williams MP, Mark Williams MP, Hywel Williams MP