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Weekly Information Bulletin: 29th March 2008

House of Lords Committees:
Forthcoming Public Meetings

Enquiries about Lords Committees may be put to the Lords Committee Office 020 7219 2940

(Subject Matters are in brackets)

Monday 31 March

Intergovernmental Organisations             (a) 3.30pm (b) 4.30pm

Evidence will be heard from (a) from Nick Partridge OBE, Chief Executive, Terrence Higgins Trust; and Dr Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance; and from (b) Dr Sylvia Meek, Technical Director, Malaria Consortium; Alastair Burtt, Chief Executive, Target TB; Paul Sommerfeld, Chair of Trustees, TB Alert; and Tina Harrison, Awareness Officer, TB Alert. (Action to control the spread of communicable diseases)

European Union Sub-Committee B                         5.00pm

Evidence will be heard from Dr Tom Shaw, Managing Director, Shawater; Ms Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive, Good Energy; and Mr Matt Thomas, Ecotricity.

(EU's 20% Renewable Energy Target)

Tuesday 1 April

Science and Technology Sub-Committee I                 11.10am

Evidence will be heard from Mr Steve Franklin, Senior Manager, Environment Group, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited; Mr Peter Stokes, Vehicle Compliance Manager, GS Product Technical Group Services, Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited, and Chairman of Consortium for Automotive Recycling (CARE); and Mr Jerry Hardcastle, Vice President, Vehicle Design and Development, Nissan Technical Centre Europe.

(Waste Reduction)

Wednesday 2 April

Communications Committee                             10.15am

Evidence will be heard from the Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; and from the Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

(Media Ownership and the News)

Constitution Committee                         (a) 10.45am (b) 11.30am

Evidence will be heard from (a) Professor David Feldman, Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge; and from (b) Kier Starmer QC, Doughty Street Chambers.

(Inquiry into Surveillance and Data Collection)

European Union Sub-Committee D                     11.00am

Evidence will be heard from Dr Clare Eno, Senior Advisor, Countryside Council for Wales; Professor Colin Galbraith, Director of Policy and Advice, Scottish Natural Heritage; Mark Tasker, Head of Marine Advice, Joint Nature Conservation Committee; and Dr Tom Tew, Chief Scientist, Natural England.

(Inquiry into the Common Fisheries Policy)

Thursday 3 April

European Union Sub-Committee G                     10.10am

Evidence will be heard from Mrs Ann Keen MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (accompanied by Triona Norman, Transplantation Policy Lead, DoH, and Mr Peter Jones, Human Tissue Policy Lead, DoH); and Mrs Elisabeth Buggins, Chair, Organ Donation Taskforce. (Organ donation and transplantation)

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