Evidence sessions

The International Development Committee is to have a second evidence session with CDC Capital Partners, followed by an evidence session on the same subject with the Secretary of State for International Development.

The witnesses will be: Lord Cairns, Non-Executive Chairman, Mr Paul Fletcher, Chief  Executive, Mr Richard Laing, Finance Director, and Ms Gillian Arthur, Managing Director, Operations, CDC Capital Partners (at 10.30 a.m.) and the Rt Hon Clare Short MP, Secretary of State, Mr Barrie Ireton CB, Director General, Knowledge Sharing and Special Initiatives and Mr Gary Jenkins, Head, CDC Unit, Department for International Development (at 11.15 a.m.)

This public evidence session will take place on Tuesday 17 December at 10.30 am at the House of Commons.

Members of the public wishing to attend the session should check the Committee Room number upon arrival at the Palace of Westminster, or may call the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing.

The transcript of this evidence session, and any accompanying written evidence, will be published in due course. The first session on this subject was held on Tuesday 2nd July,  the transcript of which is available at:

Enquiries to Alistair Doherty, Clerk, on 020 7219 1226.

Please note:  The decision to meet in public may be rescinded at short notice

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The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative, Banbury), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West), John Battle (Labour, Leeds West), Hugh Bayley (Labour, City of York), Alistair Burt (Conservative, North East Bedfordshire), Ann Clwyd (Labour, Cynon Valley), Tony Colman (Labour, Putney), Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour, Ealing, Southall), Chris McCafferty (Labour, Calder Valley), Mr Robert Walter (Conservative, North Dorset) and  Mr Tony Worthington (Labour, Clydebank and Milngavie).

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