Press Notice 18, Session 2007-08

29 January 2008


The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) holds its third evidence session on lobbying on Thursday by hearing from three Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum - John Greenway MP, Nick Harvey MP and Rt Hon Ian McCartney MP.

These Members are among those who carry out paid work “in the capacity of Members of Parliament” for organisations outside Parliament. Mr Greenway works as an adviser to the Institute of Insurance Brokers, the incentives industry and the Tote. Mr Harvey works as a communications strategies consultant to a media relations agency. Mr McCartney works as an adviser to the Fluor Corporation.

The session gives the Committee the opportunity to explore the range of work carried out by the witnesses, in particular any inter-connections their work might have with the lobbying industry, and the clarity of the rules relating to Members of Parliament and former Ministers.

The evidence session will take place at 10.00am on Thursday 31 January in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

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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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