Press Notice 33, Session 2003-04



In advance of the publication of the Department for International Development's (DFID) new strategy for tackling AIDS/HIV, the International Development Committee took evidence on the subject of orphans and children made vulnerable by AIDS.  The Committee heard evidence in public from Save the Children, Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans, UNICEF, World Vision, Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development and a group of children involved in Plan International's work with orphans and children made vulnerable by AIDS in Uganda.

The Committee will be publishing the evidence it heard, along with written submissions received from a variety of organisations, on Thursday 1 July 2004 at 11.00 a.m. [as HC 573, Session 2003-04]

DFID's new strategy is expected to be launched in the week of 5 July 2004.  Further information is available from

Copies of the volume of evidence can be ordered from The Stationery Office (Tel: 0845 702 3474) or from the Parliamentary Bookshop (Tel: 020 7 219 3890), or can be viewed on our website on the day of publication.

Additionally, from 11.00 a.m., copies will be available for collection by Government Departments, witnesses and the press from the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London and from the House of Commons press gallery.

Further inquiries should be directed to the Second Clerk of the Committee (Sarah Hartwell-Naguib on 020 7 219 0851 or or to the Media Officer (Adele Brown, 020 7 219 0724 or


Further Information

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat), Mr John Battle (Labour), Hugh Bayley (Labour), Ann Clwyd (Labour), Mr Tony Colman (Labour), Mr Quentin Davies (Conservative); Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour), Chris McCafferty (Labour), Mr Andrew Robathan (Conservative) and Tony Worthington (Labour).