Health Committee

1 April 2004                                           No 13, Session 2003-04

Palliative Care

The Health Committee has arranged the following meeting, to be held in public:

Thursday 22 April 2004 in Committee Room 15, 10:30 am

At 10:30 am, oral evidence from:

Dame Gill Oliver, Director of Service Development, MacMillan Cancer Relief

Ms Christine Shaw, Acting Chief Executive, Help the Hospices

Mr Peter Tebbit, National Palliative Care Development Adviser, National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care

Dr John Wiles, Chairman, Association of Palliative Medicine

Mr Tom Hughes-Hallett, Chief Executive, Marie Curie Cancer Care


Members of the public and representatives of the press will be admitted to these meetings. Because there are often last minute changes of rooms and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House, those wishing to attend should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information office on 020 7219 4272 the day before the meeting.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.  152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies. The Committee has power to send for persons, papers and records.