Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Press Notice

Session 2005-06  21 March 2006



The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government  and the Regions will be hearing evidence for its inquiry, Is there a future for Regional Government? on the following date:

Monday 27 March

4.20pm    The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

4.35pm    COVER (East of England Regional Voluntary Sector Network and European funding advice in the East of England)

4.50pm    British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

5.05pm    Jane Thomas, former director of the Campaign for      Yorkshire, and Councillor Chris Foote-Wood, Vice-Chair, North East Assembly

5.20pm    Commission on London Governance

All timings are approximate.

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in a Committee Room at the House of Commons.  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.

 Submissions of written evidence received by the Committee by 14th February and accepted by the Committee as evidence relevant to its current inquiry have now been published ( Is there a future for Regional Government?: Written Evidence, HC 977-II).   The volume of written evidence can be purchased from The Stationary Office (tel: 0845 7 02 34 74), or accessed via the following URL:

Contact Committee Secretariat on 020 7219 4972

Notes for editors:

Media inquiries should be directed to Laura Kibby, Select Committee Media Officer

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