Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

13 February 2006 Session 2005-06 No. 6


Public evidence session

The House of Commons Modernisation Committee will hold a public evidence session in connection with its follow-up inquiry  into Connecting Parliament with the Public as follows:

Wednesday 1 March at 9.35 a.m.

Lord Adonis, Minister for Citizenship, DfES

An uncorrected version of the transcript will appear on these pages  within about a week of the date of the session.  This is the first public evidence session for this inquiry. 

As announced in Press Notice No. 5, the Committee will be holding a public evidence session with Lord Puttnam CBE, Chair of the Hansard Society Commission on Parliament in the Public Eye on Wednesday 29 March (postponed from Wednesday 8 February).

The Committee published Connecting Parliament with the Public, in June 2004.   Since then, two follow-up Reports have been published: from the House of Commons Commission (First Special Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05 ( HC69)), and from the House of Commons Board of Management (  All these documents are available on these pages.

The meeting will take place in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.  As Committee Rooms are liable to change, those attending are advised to check the room location on arrival.  The Committee Office recorded information line (020 7219 2033) provides details of select and standing committee meetings being held within the next two days.  Guidance for those wishing to attend select committee meetings held in public can be found on these pages.