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West Midlands Committee

  • The West Midlands Committee was appointed by the House of Commons on 3 March, and Richard Burden MP was appointed Chairman on 12 March

  • The West Midlands Committee covers the following local government areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire. The remit of the Committee is to examine regional strategies and the work of regional bodies.

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The Committee will be publishing its report on Planning for the Future: Housing and Economic Development in the West Midlands, and Making the Voice of the West Midlands Heard: the work of the Committee and the future for the Region on Thursday 8 April at 0.01 am.

The Committee will be published its report, The effect of the economic downturn on the people of the West Midlands on Tuesday 26 January. Read the report here.

On 15th December, the Committee issued a call for evidence on housing and economic development issues. Read it in our press notices section.

The West Midlands Committee's first inquiry was on The impact of the current economic and financial situation on businesses in the West Midlands region. Read the report here (published 23 July 2009).

Formal Minutes