Press Notice 31, Session 2005-06


Announcement of evidence session


Thursday 27 April 2006, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30 p.m.: Professor Paul Collier, Department of Economics, University of Oxford

At 3.15 p.m. approx.: Alex Yearsley, Campaign Coordinator, Global Witness


On Thursday 1 December 2005 the International Development Committee announced an inquiry into Conflict and Development: peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction. The main purpose of the inquiry will be to examine the effectiveness and external coherence of the UK's peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction policies.

This is the third evidence session of the Conflict and Development inquiry, and will explore the role of natural resources in conflict and effective donor policies for transforming war economies.


Detailed enquiries to Dr Anna Dickson, Committee Specialist on 020 7219 2738 or


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).

Media Enquiries: Jessica Bridges-Palmer, 020 7219 0724 or

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