FAC PN 25 (03-04)

Foreign Affairs Committee

Press Release

EVIDENCE SESSION: FCO Annual Report 2003-04

Tuesday 22 June 2004

 Committee Room 15

The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold the following evidence session as part of its inquiry into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2003-04. The witnesses appearing before the Committee are as follows:

At 3.00 pm BBC World Service

Mr Nigel Chapman, Acting Director, and
Mr Andrew Hind, Chief Operating Officer

At 4.00 pm (approximately) British Council

Sir David Green KCMG, Director-General
Dr Robin Baker, Deputy Director-General, and
Mrs Margaret Mayne, Director of Finance

The Committee launched its inquiry into the FCO's Annual Report 2003-04 on 30 April. See PN 18 for further details.

Notes to Editors:

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Membership of the Committee 

Rt Hon Donald Anderson (Swansea-East) Lab, Chairman
Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh) Lib Dem
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East) Lab
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central) Lab
Rt Hon Andrew Mackay (Bracknell) Con
Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock) Lab
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon) Con
Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton) Lab
Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn) Lab
Rt Hon Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling) Con
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham Edgbaston) Lab

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