Health Committee

25 January 2006
Session 2005-06

Evidence sessions calendar

NHS Charges

Further to the evidence sessions announced in Press Notice 22, the Committee would like to announce the following evidence sessions as part of its inquiry into NHS Charges.

Thursday 9 February at 10.00 am
Wilson Room
Portcullis House

British Dental Association
Royal College of General Practitioners
Association of Optometrists, Association of British Dispensing Opticians & Federation of Ophthalmic & Dispensing Opticians
Royal College of Optometrists

NHS Confederation

Simplyhealth Group (formerly HSA Group)
Standard Life

Thursday 16 February at 10.00 am
Wilson Room
Portcullis House

Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP
Minister of State for Quality and Patient Safety
Department of Health

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the witness from the Socialist Health Association, Martin Rathfelder, was unable to attend the evidence session on Thursday 19 January. He will now attend on Thursday 2 February.

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

Please note that the Health Committee is unable to investigate individual cases.

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 the power to send for persons, papers and records.

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