International Development Committee Announcement


Wednesday 9 July, 3.00 pm

Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster


  • Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State for International Development
  • Mark Canning, HM Ambassador to Burma
  • Moazzam Malik, Acting Director, UN Conflict and Humanitarian Division, Department for International Development

In its 2007 Report on DFID assistance to Burmese internally displaced people and refugees on the Thai-Burma border, the International Development Committee undertook to come back to the issue within a year. The situation in Burma has changed significantly in the months since the publication of the Report. Cyclone Nargis has devastated parts of the country, affecting the lives of some 2.4 million people and killing many thousands. This one-off evidence session will follow up on recommendations in the Committee’s 2007  Report and look at the impact of Cyclone Nargis and DFID’s response to it.


Committee Membership is as follows: Malcolm Bruce MP (Chairman, Lib Dem), John Battle MP (Lab), Hugh Bayley MP (Lab), John Bercow MP (Con), Richard Burden MP (Lab), Mr Stephen Crabb MP (Con), Daniel Kawczynski MP (Con), Ann McKechin MP (Lab), Jim Sheridan MP (Lab), Mr Marsha Singh MP (Lab), Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem).

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