21 February 2008 No 7
Witnesses for public evidence session on
Wednesday 5 March at 9.35am
The House of Commons Modernisation Committee will hold the fifth public evidence session in connection with its inquiry into regional accountability on Wednesday 5 March in a Committee Room in the House of Commons.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Mr Ben Bradshaw MP, Regional Minister for the South West, and Trudi Elliott Regional Director for the Government Office for the West Midlands.
The Governance of Britain green paper suggested proposals to improve democratic accountability and scrutiny of the delivery of public services in the English regions.
Witnesses will be questioned on such issues as:
what models of accountability might work;
what the role of the House should be in regional accountability; and
what resources would be needed to make regional accountability work in the House of Commons.
An uncorrected version of the transcript will appear on these pages as soon as it is available after the session. Transcripts of the evidence sessions on 30 January and 6 February are available on these pages (transcripts for the session on 20 February and the forthcoming session on 27 February will appear as soon as they are available).
Written evidence to the Committee for this inquiry is available by clicking on the links.
As Committee Rooms are liable to change, those attending are advised to check the room location on arrival.
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