Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

24 January 2008 No. 4

Regional Accountability

Witnesses for public evidence session on

Wednesday 30 January at 9.35am

The House of Commons Modernisation Committee will hold the first public evidence session in connection with its inquiry into regional accountability on Wednesday 30 January at 9.35am, in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.


Tom Riordan, Chair of Chief Executives of the RDA Network and Chief Executive, Yorkshire Forward, Abby Johnson Brennan, Deputy Chief Executive, East Midlands Development Agency, Jamie Merrick, Head of Strategy, East of England Development Agency.

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 within about a week of the date of the session.

Written evidence to the Committee for this inquiry is available on these pages.

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