ODPM Press Notice

Session 2003-04  2 December 2003


The Urban Affairs Sub-committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions will be hearing evidence from the following witnesses for its inquiry into Coalfield Communities on Monday 8th December:

All times are approximate:

Monday 8th December


Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Janet Bibby, Chief Executive

Heritage Lottery Fund

Stephen Johnson, Director of Operations

Community Fund

Gerald Oppenheim, Director of Policy and Communications

New Opportunities Fund

Vanessa Potter, Director of Policy and External Relations


English Partnerships

Trevor Beattie, Corporate Strategy Director, English Partnerships

Rob Pearson, Head of National Programmes

One North East

Alan Clarke, Chief Executive

East Midlands Development Agency

Martin Briggs, Chief Executive


Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Minister of State for Regeneration and Regional Development

Department of Health

Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Public Health)

Department of Education  and Skills

Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Children

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Sub-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.

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Contact: Ben Kochan, Committee Specialist 0207 219 1342