Press Notice 01, Session 2006-07



The Communities and Local Government Committee and the International Development Committee will be hearing evidence at their one-off oral evidence session on the World Urban Forum III on the following date:

Tuesday 21 November

At 4.30 pm Mrs Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-Habitat.

At 5.15 pm Baroness Andrews, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government.

All times are approximate

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committees, in The Wilson Room, Portcullis House. Those wishing to attend the meeting should check the venue by contacting the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before the hearing.


Notes for editors:

1. In June 2006, the United National Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) held the third session of the World Urban Forum (WUF3) in Vancouver, Canada. UN-Habitat is an executive organisation of the United Nations (UN), reporting to the General Assembly directly and through the Economic and Social Council, which coordinates the work of the subsidiary bodies of the General Assembly. UN-Habitat promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

More information on the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum can be accessed via its website:

2. The membership of the Communities and Local Government Committee is as follows: Dr Phyllis Starkey MP (Chair, Lab), Sir Paul Beresford MP (Con), Mr Clive Betts MP (Lab), Lyn Brown MP (Lab), Mr John Cummings MP (Lab), Mr Martin Horwood MP (Lib Dem), Mr Greg Hands MP (Con), Anne Main MP (Con), Mr Bill Olner MP (Lab), Dr John Pugh MP (Lib Dem), Emily Thornberry MP (Lab).

Committee website:

2. The membership of the International Development 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), James Duddridge MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Joan Ruddock MP (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh (Lab).

Committee website:

3. Media inquiries should be directed to:

Communities and Local Government Committee - Laura Kibby, Select Committee Media Officer

Tel: 0207 219 0718/ Mobile: 07917488557 / e-mail:

International Development Committee - Alex Paterson, Select Committee Media Officer

Tel: 020 7219 1589/ Mobile: 07917 488 488/ email: