Communities and Local Government Committee: Press Notice


The Communities and Local Government Committee will be hearing evidence for its inquiry, Is there a future for Regional Government? on the following date:

Monday 16th October

4.00 pm    Chris Leslie, Director, New Local Government Network (NLGN)

4.30 pm    Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing and Planning, Phil Woolas MP, Minister for Local Government and Community Cohesion, and officials, Department for Communities and Local Government

Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions, and officials, Department of Trade and Industry

All timings are approximate.

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in a Committee Room at the House of Commons. 

 Submissions of written evidence received by the Committee by 14th February and accepted by the Committee as evidence relevant to its current inquiry have now been published (Is there a future for Regional Government?: Written Evidence, HC 977-II).   The volume of written evidence can be purchased from The Stationery Office (tel: 0870 242 2345), or accessed via the following URL:

Contact Committee Secretariat on 020 7219 4972

Notes for editors:

Media inquiries should be directed to Laura Kibby, Select Committee Media Officer

Tel: 0207 219 0718/ Mobile: 07917488557 / e-mail: