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16 January 2009 (PN 14)


Pre-appointment hearing with the Chairman-elect of Ofcom, Dr Colette Bowe

 Joint Report from Business and Enterprise and Culture, Media and Sport Committees

The Business and Enterprise Committee and Culture, Media and Sport Committee will publish this report at 11.00am on Monday 19 January 2009. This report follows the joint pre-appointment hearing held with Dr Colette Bowe on Tuesday 13 January. This hearing followed the recommendations made in July 2007 in the Green Paper on The Governance of Britain proposing the scrutiny of certain public appointments by select committees.

Hard copies of the Report and published evidence can be collected from 7 Millbank, Westminster, SW1P 3JA from 11.00am. Electronic copies of the Report can be requested from

The Report will be available on the Committee’s website. See address below. Bound printed copies of the Report will be obtainable from TSO outlets (0845 702 3474; email@ and the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890; email: on Monday 19 January by quoting HC 119.

Further information on the Committee’s inquiry can be found on its web pages at:

Further Information:

Committee membership is as follows:
Chairman: Peter Luff MP (Con) (Mid Worcestershire)
Mr Adrian Bailey (Lab) (West Bromwich West)
Roger Berry (Lab) (Kingswood)
Mr Brian Binley (Con) (Northampton South)
Mr Michael Clapham (Lab) (Barnsley West and Pen.)
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Lab) (Chorley)
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Con) (Bromsgrove)
Anne Moffat (Lab) (East Lothian)
Mr Mark Oaten (Lib Dem) (Winchester)
Mr Mike Weir (SNP) (Angus)
Mr Anthony Wright (Lab) (Great Yarmouth)

Committee membership is as follows:
Mr John Whittingdale (Chairman) (Con) (Maldon and East Chelmsford)
Janet Anderson (Lab) (Rossendale and Darwen)
Alan Keen (Lab) (Feltham and Heston)
Philip Davies (Con) (Shipley)
Rosemary McKenna (Lab) (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East)
Mr Nigel Evans (Con) (Ribble Valley)
Adam Price (PC) (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
Paul Farrelly (Lab) (Newcastle under Lyme)
Mr Adrian Sanders (Lib Dem) (Torbay)
Mr Mike Hall (Lab) (Weaver Vale)
Helen Southworth (Lab) (Warrington South)

Media Enquiries: Laura Humble, Tel 0207 219 2003/ 07917 488 489, email:
Specific Committee Information: Tel 020 7219 5777, email: