ODPM Committee Press Notice

Session 2003-04  16 June 2004



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 Gypsy and Traveller Sites on Tuesday 22 June:

All times are approximate:

Tuesday 22nd June


Dr Donald Kenrick

Dr Rob Home


The Traveller Law Reform Coalition

Siobhan Spencer - Co-ordinator, Derbyshire Gypsy Traveller Liaison Group

Kay Beard - Chair, National Association of Gypsy Women

Tom Sweeney - Co Chair, Irish Traveller Movement Britain

Cliff Codona - Chair, National Travellers Action Group

Charles Smith - Chair, Gypsy Council


The Gypsy Council (Romani Kris)

Hughie Smith, President

Tom Lingard, Assistant Secretary

Further evidence sessions for this inquiry will be announced in due course.

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.

 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.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmodpm.htm

Contact: Libby Preston, 020 7219 3290