Press Notice 4, Session 2005-06

Making poverty history?

The promises of Gleneagles - 3 months on

Date and venue



Tuesday 25 October 2005, Venue to be announced but either the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House

10.30 a.m.

Matt Phillips, representing the Make Poverty History Campaign (Head of Public Affairs, Save the Children);
Peter Hardstaff, representing the Trade Justice Movement (Head of Policy, World Development Movement);
Stephen Rand, Co-chair of the Jubilee Debt Campaign; Patrick Watt, representing the UK Aid Network (Senior Policy Officer, ActionAid); and,
Simon Wright, representing the Stop AIDS Campaign (Head of HIV Team, ActionAid)

The purpose of the evidence session is to examine how the commitments made at the G8 Summit are being realised. The session will cover the following issues:

• Evaluating the Make Poverty History campaign

• Meeting the Millennium Development Goals: aid volumes and quality

• Debt relief and conditionality

• Trade justice


• Monitoring and the outlook for 2006


Please note that starting times may be subject to late changes. Those wishing to attend either of these sessions should contact the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing, or please have a look at the ‘Future meetings’ section of our website, nearer the day of the meeting.


Further Information:

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, Lib Dem), John Barrett MP (Lib Dem), John Battle MP (Lab), John Bercow MP (Con), Hugh Bayley MP (Lab), Richard Burden MP (Lab), Mr Quentin Davies MP (Con), Mr Jeremy Hunt MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Joan Ruddock MP (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh (Lab).

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