Press Notice 42, Session 2005-06


Announcement of evidence session

Thursday 8 June 2006, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30 p.m.: Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, Jim Drummond, Director, UN Conflict and Humanitarian Division and Phil Evans, Head, Africa Conflict and Humanitarian Unit


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 is to examine the effectiveness and external coherence of the UK's peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction policies.

This is the sixth evidence session of the Conflict and Development inquiry, which will focus on DFID's overall approach to conflict.


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


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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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