FAC PN 38 (03-04)

Foreign Affairs Committee

Announcement of New Inquiry

Human Rights Annual Report 2004

The Foreign Affairs Committee is holding an inquiry into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Annual Report on Human Rights 2004.

The Committee welcomes written memoranda on the Annual Report. Interested parties should submit either in hard copy to the above address or, preferably, by e-mail to foraffcom@parliament.uk by Monday 13 December 2004, indicating clearly their name and address.  If you have any questions about the submission of evidence, please contact the Second Clerk on: 020 7219 3309.

Copies of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights Annual Report 2004 (CM 6364) can be viewed at www.fco.gov.uk/humanrights or obtained in hard copy from the Human Rights Policy Department, Room K302, 1 King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH (telephone enquiries 020 7008 6479).

Notes to Editors:

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: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/foreign_affairs_committee.cfm

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.

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

Members of the press with enquiries should contact Adele Brown, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 0724.