Press Notice 08a, Session 2005-06



Tuesday 13 December 2005, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 10.30am:  Nick Grono, Vice President for Advocacy and Operations, International Crisis Group, and  Elizabeth Winter, Special Adviser, British Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG)

At 11.30am: Officials from the Department for International Development, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office


 In January 2003, the International Development Committee published its report   Afghanistan: The Transition from Humanitarian Relief to Reconstruction and Development Assistance (1st Report of Session 2002-03, HC 84):

The purpose of this session is to follow-up the issues raised in the Committee’s earlier report and to question DFID/HMG officials and other witnesses on the current situation with respect to development activities in Afghanistan

Detailed enquiries to Hannah Weston, Second Clerk of the Committee on 020 7219 0851 or

Please note that start times of evidence sessions 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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