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Local Government and the Regions - Minutes of Evidence
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Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 22 March 2005.

Oral evidence

Taken before the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Committee: Housing, Local Government and the Regions Committee (Urban Affairs Sub-Committee)

on Monday 6 December 2004

Members present:

Chris Mole, Chairman

Andrew BennettMr John Cummings
Sir Paul BeresfordMr Bill O'Brien
Mr Clive BettsChristine Russell


Examination of Witnesses

Ms Claer Lloyd-Jones, Director of Legal and Democratic Services, London Borough of Hackney, Mr Gordon Mussett, Town Clerk, Haverhill Town Council, and Mr Mirza Ahmad, Chief Legal Officer, Birmingham City Council, examined.

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Examination of Witnesses

Councillor Jim Breakell, Chairman, South Ribble Borough Council Standards Committee, Professor Richard Chapman, Chairman, City of Durham Standards Committee, Mr Denis Wilson, Chairman, Northamptonshire County Council Standards Committee, examined.

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Examination of Witnesses

Mr Tim Ricketts, Head of Legal Services, National Association for Local Councils, and Ms Gifty Edila, President, Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors, examined.

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Examination of Witnesses

Sir Jeremy Beecham, Vice Chairman, Ms Chloe Lambert, Deputy Chairman, and Mr Roy Williams, Head of Member Services, Local Government Association, examined.

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