Press Notice 25, Session 2004-05

 Responses to the Asian tsunami disaster

Publication of oral and written evidence

On Wednesday 9 February and Thursday 10 March the International Development Committee held two oral  evidence sessions looking at Responses to the Asian tsunami disaster. The witnesses were Mr Jan Egeland, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development.

The Oral and Written evidence from these sessions will be published on Tuesday 5 April at 11.00 a.m., as HC 328, from Session 2004-05.

The Oral and Written Evidence will be available for collection by Government Departments, witnesses and the press from the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA and from the Press Gallery from 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 5 April.

The Oral and Written Evidence may also be purchased from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge St, Westminster, SW1A 2JX, Tel 020 7219 3890) or from The Stationery Office (Parliamentary Hotline, Tel 0845 702 3474). It will also be available on the Internet, from 3.30 p.m. on 5 April, at:

Enquiries to Katie Phelan, Committee Assistant, on 020 7219 1221


Further Information:

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat), Mr John Battle (Labour), Hugh Bayley (Labour), Mr John Bercow (Conservative), Ann Clwyd (Labour), Mr Tony Colman (Labour), Mr Quentin Davies (Conservative); Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour), Chris McCafferty (Labour), and Tony Worthington (Labour).

Media Enquiries: Adele Brown, 020 7219 0724 or

Committee website:

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Publications/Reports/Reference Material: Copies of all select committee reports are available from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge Street, Westminster, 020 7219 3890) or the Stationery Office (0845  7023474)