29 January 2009
PUBLICATION OF REPORT
FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ANNUAL REPORT 2007-08
The Foreign Affairs Committee will publish its report on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2007-08
00.01hrs Greenwich Mean Time on
Sunday 8 February (one minute past midnight on Sunday). This will be the Committee's Second Report of Session 2008-09 (HC 195).
The Report will be made available on the internet (
www.parliament.uk) on Sunday 8 February 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).
Embargoed copies of the Report will be available electronically for witnesses, on request, from 11.00hrs to 15.30hrs on Thursday 5 February and in printed form from the Press Gallery, and the Foreign Affairs Committee office, House of Commons.
Members of the press with enquiries should contact Alex Paterson, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 1589, or 07917 488488, or by email to
1. The Foreign Affairs Committee is responsible for scrutinising the "expenditure, administration and policy" of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its associated public bodies. 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 Cromwell Green 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 is as follows: Mike Gapes (Chairman),
Labour, Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell,
Liberal Democrats, 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,
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Media Enquiries: Alex Paterson, Tel 020 7219 1589, 07917 488 488 email -
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