PASC 04-05 3

Session 2004-05

Press Notice 3


Evidence on role of judges in public inquiries

Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice, is to give oral evidence to PASC-the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee-on the appointment and role of judges in public inquiries. The session, the last in the Committee’s examination of Government by Inquiry, will take place at 9.45 am on Tuesday 14 December in Committee Room 8, House of Commons.

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For further information please telephone Philip Aylett, Clerk of the Committee on 020 7219 3498

Tony Wright may be contacted for press inquiries on 020 7219 5583

Publications and evidence, including uncorrected evidence, is also available on the Internet at

For information regarding forthcoming meetings including venues and times please call the

House of Commons Committee Information Line on 020 7219 2033 (updated daily).

NOTE FOR EDITORS: The Committee was nominated on 16 July 2001.  Its terms of reference are to examine the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsmen, and to consider matters relating to the quality and standards of administration provided by Civil Service departments, and other matters relating to the Civil Service.  The members are:

Tony Wright (Chairman) (Lab) (Cannock Chase)
Mr Kevin Brennan (Lab) (Cardiff West)
Annette Brooke (Lim Dem) (Mid Dorset and Poole North)
Mrs Anne Campbell (Lab) (Cambridge)
Sir Sydney Chapman (Con) (Chipping Barnet)
Mr David Heyes (Lab) (Ashton under Lyne)
Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Lab) (Luton North)
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Con) (Bridgewater)
Mr Gordon Prentice (Lab) (Pendle)
Hon Michael Tren (Con) (Windsor)
Mr Brian White (Lab) (Milton Keynes North East)