Press Notice 31, Session 2006-07

Oral evidence session

Cross-departmental Working on Development

Wednesday 23 May 2007

at 10:15 am in Committee Room 6

  • Rt Hon Ian McCartney MP, Minister for Trade and DTI officials


This evidence session will examine how effectively government departments work together on development issues and will assess progress on issues which were raised in the International Development Committee's Report on Conflict and Development: Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Resolution (Sixth Report of Session 2005-06, HC 923-I) which fall within the responsibilities of the Department of Trade and Industry. In particular, the session will focus on progress in implementing the OECD Guidelines on Multilateral Enterprises.

It will also provide an opportunity to explore wider trade matters affecting developing countries.

The Committee's Report on Conflict and Development can be found at:

and the Government's Response to the Report can be found at:


Further Information:

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, 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 MP (Lab), Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem).

Committee Contact: Carol Oxborough, 020 7219 1226 or

Media Enquiries: Alex Paterson, 020 7219 1589 or

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