Press Notice 49, Session 2006-07

2 October 2007


Evidence from HoLAC

In July this year, the Committee decided to resume its inquiry into propriety and the honours system. It issued a statement on 24 July:

This inquiry was suspended while the Metropolitan Police inquired into allegations of illegality. Now that the police inquiry has ended in a decision by the CPS that there are no grounds for prosecution, the Committee is able to resume its own inquiry. The first oral evidence session is as follows:

At 11 am on Thursday 11 October the Committee will be taking evidence from Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, Chairman, House of Lords Appointment Commission and Lord Hurd of Westwell, Member of the House of Lords Appointment Commission.

The session will take place in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.

Further sessions will be announced shortly.


Committee Membership: Tony Wright (Chairman) (Lab) (Cannock Chase), Mr David Burrowes (Con) (Enfield, Southgate), Paul Flynn (Lab) (Newport West), David Heyes (Lab) (Ashton under Lyne), Kelvin Hopkins (Lab) (Luton North), Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Con) (Bridgewater), Julie Morgan (Lab) (Cardiff North), Mr Gordon Prentice (Lab) (Pendle), Paul Rowen (Lib Dem) (Rochdale), Charles Walker (Con) (Broxbourne), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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