Press Notice No 11, Session 2003 - 04



The International Development Committee plans to hold an evidence session on the subject of AIDS orphans:

Date and venue - Tuesday 6 April, Palace of Westminster

Time - 2.30 p.m.

Witnesses - NGOs (to be confirmed), DFID OFFICIALS

The Committee invites organisations and individuals with relevant experience and expertise to submit memoranda, ideally before Friday 12 March 2004.

 This is intended as a “stand alone” evidence session, the Committee will not be producing a report but will publish the transcript of the session along with some of the written submissions.

Written submissions should reach the Clerk of the Committee by 12 March. Any memorandum of more than six pages should include a summary at the front. Once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee and may be published. If possible, please supply an electronic version in MS Word or Rich Text Format by email to  When submitted by e-mail or e-mail attachment, a letter should also be sent validating the e-mail.

Those wishing to attend this evidence session should contact the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing.

For further information please contact Sarah Hartwell, Second Clerk, on 020 7219 0851 or


Reports and press notices issued by the International Development Committee are available on the Parliamentary website:

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), Ann Clwyd (Labour, Cynon Valley), Mr Tony Colman (Labour, Putney), Mr Quentin Davies (Conservative, Grantham and Stamford); Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour, Ealing, Southall), Chris McCafferty (Labour, Calder Valley), Mr Andrew Robathan (Conservative, Blaby) and Tony Worthington (Labour, Clydebank and Milngavie).