ODPM Press Notice

Session 2002-03 23 April 2003


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

Monday 28th April


Middlesborough Town Centre Company,

Durham County Council

Northumbria County Council


Department for Work and Pensions

Department of Health


Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Minister for Women and e-Minister in Cabinet

Wednesday 30th April


Ruth Kelly MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

Christopher Leslie MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The evidence sessions 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.

If you would  like a copy of any House of Commons publications, and did not submit written or oral evidence to the relevant inquiry, 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.


Contact: Claire O'Shaughnessy, Committee Specialist 020 7 219 6755