Press Notice 25, Session 2005-06

EU Development Cooperation and External Relations Policy

On Tuesday 6 December the International Development Committee heard oral evidence in Brussels on EU Development Cooperation and External Relations Policy. Witnesses from the European Commission were Mr Bernard Petit, Director of Development Policy and Sectoral Questions, and Mr Giorgio Cocchi, Adviser, Pan-African and Horizontal Geographical Issues, Directorate-General for Development; and Mr Patrick Child, Head of Cabinet to Mrs Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Mr Koos Richelle, Director General, EuropeAid Co-operation Office.


The Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the Oral Evidence [HC 745] on Thursday 23 March at 11.00 a.m.

The Oral Evidence will be available for collection by Government Departments, witnesses and the press from the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA and from the Press Gallery from 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 23 March.

The Oral Evidence may also be purchased from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge St, Westminster, SW1A 2JX, Tel 020 7219 3890) or from The Stationery Office (Parliamentary Hotline, Tel 0845 702 3474). It will also be available on the Internet, from 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 23 March, at:

Enquiries to Katie Phelan, Committee Assistant, on 020 7219 1221


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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Publications/Reports/Reference Material: Copies of all select committee reports are available from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge Street, Westminster, 020 7219 3890) or the Stationery Office (0845 7023474)