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Session 2005-06 7 June 2006



The Scottish Affairs Committee will publish its Fourth Report of this Session, The Sewel Convention: the Westminster perspective, at 11.00am on Monday 19 June 2006.

A press conference to launch the Report will take place at 11.00 am on 19 June in the Old Council Chamber, Edinburgh City Chambers.

Advance copies of the Report (embargoed until the time of publication) will be distributed electronically at 11.00am on Sunday 18 June. Witnesses and media representatives are invited to contact either Diane Nelson on 020 7219 6123 or Camilla Brace on 020 7219 6295 by 12 noon on Friday 16 June if you would like an advance copy to be e-mailed to you.

A limited number of copies of the Report (House of Commons Paper No. (2005-06) 983) will be available at the press conference. Copies will also be available in the Press Gallery in the House of Commons, and on the Committee's website from Monday 19 June 2006.

Media representatives are invited to contact the Committee's Media Officer, Laura Kibby, on 020 7219 0178 if they wish to discuss matters such as the televising of the press conference, etc.

Copies of this publication may be purchased from the Parliamentary bookshop,

Stationery Office outlets or The Stationery Office Publications Centre

Mail, fax and telephone orders: PO Box 276, LONDON SW8 5DT

Inquiries 020 7873 0011 - Orders 020 7873 9090 - Fax 020 7873 8200


The Committee also wishes to announce its first public oral evidence session on its inquiry into the Effects of tax increases on the oil industry. The session will take place at 10.00am on Tuesday 20 June, and will be held in the Council Chamber, Aberdeen Town House.

The witnesses will be the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA).

Further oral evidence sessions are planned, and details will be announced shortly.