Foreign Affairs Committee

24 August 2006

The Middle East

The Foreign Affairs Committee will be taking oral evidence on the situation in the Middle East from Dr Kim Howells MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and FCO Officials.

The meeting will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday 13 September in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.

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