ODPM Press Notice

Session 2002-03  13 March 2003


The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planing, Local Government and the Regions will be hearing evidence in Newcastle for its enquiry into Reducing Regional Disparities in Prosperity on the following date:

Tuesday 18 March


Cllr Tony Flynn, North East Assembly

Dr John Bridge, ONE North East


Middlesbrough, County Durham and Northumberland Councils


Department of Health

Department for Work and Pensions


Government Office for the North East


Further evidence sessions for this inquiry will be held on 1 April, 8 April and 30 April.

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in Newcastle Civic Centre.  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.

If you would  like a copy of any House of Commons publications, and did not submit written or oral evidence to the relevant inquiry, then you may purchase them from The Stationery Office, General enquiries tel no.0870 600 5522, or access them via the Committee homepage on the Internet http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/odpm.cfm

Contact: Claire O'Shaughnessy, 020 7219 6755