East Midlands Committee

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1 April 2009: For immediate release

East Midlands Regional Select Committee begins work

The new East Midlands Regional Select Committee of the House of Commons has elected Paddy Tipping, MP for Sherwood as its Chairman.

The other members of the Committee are John Heppell (Nottingham East), Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North), Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley) and Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South).

The first inquiry that the Committee will undertake will be into the East Midlands Regional Development Agency (EMDA) and the Regional Economic Strategy. Full terms of reference and a call for evidence will be announced later this week.

Following his election Paddy said :
"This is an enormous challenge. The Committee intends to ensure that EMDA and other agencies working in the East Midlands are held to account. What's more we want to promote the region and the regional agenda."