Foreign Affairs Committee: Press Notice

27 April 2007

Global Security: Iran - Announcement of evidence session

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold its first oral evidence session on its inquiry into ‘Global Security: Iran’ on Wednesday 2 May 2007.  The Terms of Reference of the inquiry can be found on the Committee’s website.   Evidence will be heard from the following witnesses:

2.30 pm

Dr Rosemary Hollis, Director of Research, Chatham House, and

Sir Richard Dalton KCMG, formerly Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iran

The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.  Members of the public are welcome to attend and should confirm the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office (Tel: 020 7219 4272) on the day before the meeting.

The Committee welcomes written memoranda for this inquiry. Interested parties should submit their evidence either in hard copy to the above address or, preferably, by e-mail to: indicating clearly the sender's name and address.  Questions on the session or on the submission of evidence should be directed to the Committee Specialist (Tel: 020 7219 3613).

Further Information:

1.The Foreign Affairs Committee is responsible for scrutinising the “administration, expenditure and policy” of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its associated agencies. The text of all Committee publications, including Reports, can be found on the Committee’s website at

2. Committee meetings are open to the public. Access is via St Stephen's Entrance for the House of Commons Committee Rooms and the main entrance on the Thames Embankment for Portcullis  House Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 10 minutes to pass through security checks. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in the Committee Rooms.

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Mike Gapes (Chairman), Labour, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Labour, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory, Conservative, Mr John Horam, Conservative, Mr Eric Illsley, Labour, Mr Paul Keetch, Liberal Democrats, Andrew Mackinlay, Labour, Mr Malcolm Moss, Conservative, Sandra Osborne, Labour, Mr Greg Pope, Labour, Mr Ken Purchase, Labour, Rt Hon Sir John Stanley, Conservative, Ms Gisela Stuart, Labour, Richard Younger-Ross, Liberal Democrats.

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