Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

4 February 2008 No. 5


Witnesses for public evidence session on

Wednesday 6 February at 9.35am

The House of Commons Modernisation Committee will hold the second public evidence session in connection with its inquiry into regional accountability on Wednesday 6 February at 9.35am, in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.


Cllr Keith Mitchell, Chairman, English Regions Network and South East Regional Assembly, Cllr Alan Dean, Chairman, East of England Regional Assembly, Bryony Houlden, Chief Executive, South West Regional Assembly, Gary Topp, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Assembly SEEP and Chief Executive of Yorkshire Culture, and Nigel Rudd, Chief Executive, East Midlands Regional Assembly (at 9.35am);

Paul Raynes, Programme Director, Cllr David Sparks OBE, Chair of the LGA Regeneration and Transport Board and Cllr David Parsons, Leader of Leicestershire County Council, Local Government Association (at 10.15am)

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 this transcript and the transcript of the session on 30 January will appear on these pages as soon as they are available.

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

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