Foreign Affairs Committee: Press Notice

10 July 2008



The Foreign Affairs Committee will publish its report on the Foreign and Commonwealth Human Rights Annual Report 2007 at 00.01 BST (01.01hrs GMT) on Sunday 20 July. This will be the Committee's Ninth Report of Session 2007-08 (HC 533).

The Report will be available on the internet on Sunday 20 July and copies may be purchased from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2JX, tel: 020 7219 3890) or the Stationery Office (Parliamentary Hotline 0845 7023 474) on Monday 21 July 2008.

Advance embargoed copies will be available in electronic (pdf) form from 11.00am on Friday 18 July to members of the press and witnesses on request. Embargoed copies of the Report will be also be available in printed form from the Press Gallery, and the Foreign Affairs Committee office, House of Commons.

Witnesses who wish to receive an embargo copy of the Report should make their request either by email to or by telephone

020 7 219 6106.

Media enquiries:

Members of the press with enquiries or to request an embargo copy should contact Alex Paterson, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 1589, or 07917 488488, or by email to

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, Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal-Democrat, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Labour, Rt Hon 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.

Specific Committee Information: Tel 020 7219 6394, email -

Media Enquiries: Alex Paterson, Tel 020 7219 1589, 07917 488 488 email -

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Publications / Reports / Reference Material: Copies of all select committee reports are available from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge St, Westminster, 020 7219 3890) or the Stationery Office (0845 7023474). Committee reports, press releases, evidence transcripts, Bills; research papers, a directory of MPs, plus Hansard (from 8am daily) and much more, can be found on