The Committee asks for written submissions in accordance with the guidelines stated below by noon on Monday 20th April 2009, although submissions received after that date will be accepted.
A copy of the submission should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and marked "South East Regional Committee Inquiry". The Committee's strong preference is for submissions in electronic form, although hard copy originals will be accepted and should be sent to Emma Sawyer, Senior Committee Assistant, at:
House of Commons
London SW1P 3JA
be no more than 3,000 words in length;
begin with a short summary in bullet point form;
have numbered paragraphs; and
Please also note that once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee. The Committee will normally, although not always, choose to make public the written evidence it receives, by publishing it on the internet (where it will be searchable), by printing it or by making it available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure. The Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.
Regional Committees: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/regional.cfm
On the 12 November 2008 the House resolved: “that this House welcomes the Third Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on Regional Accountability (House of Commons Paper No. 282); approves the proposals for regional select and grand committees for each of the English regions set out in the response from the Government in the White Paper, Regional Accountability (Cm. 7376), except that Chairmen of regional select committees shall not be paid; accordingly endorses the clear expectation that the regional select committees should meet significantly less frequently than departmental select committees; and considers that the combination of select committees providing opportunities for inquiries and reports into regional policy and administration together with opportunities for debate involving all honourable Members from the relevant region will provide a major step forward in the scrutiny of regional policy.”
Debate on 12 November 2008 Hansard (with motion) http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm081112/debtext/81112-0010.htm#08111228000899
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