Press Notice 40, Session 2002/03

Iraq and Afghanistan

The International Development Committee has agreed to hold a one-off evidence session with NGOs on Iraq and Afghanistan. The evidence session is intended to update the Committee on the situation on the ground in these two countries. 

Date and venue: Thursday 18 September, Palace of Westminster

Time: 2.30 p.m.

Witnesses: On Iraq, at 2.30 p.m. : CARE International; Christian Aid; Save the Children; and Amar International Charitable Foundation

On Afghanistan, at 3.30 p.m. :  BAAG (British Agencies Afghanistan Group); CARE International; Christian Aid; Save the Children; and Oxfam

Those wishing to attend this evidence session should contact the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7 219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing.

The Committee will not be producing a report but will publish the transcript of the session in due course.

Detailed enquiries to Sarah Hartwell, Second Clerk, on 020 7219 0851 or


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