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Weekly Information Bulletin: 31st January 2009

House of Lords Committees:
Forthcoming Public Meetings

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2 - 6 February 2009

Monday 2 February

EU Sub-Committee B: Internal Market
Subject: Various Transport Issues
Witnesses: Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport.


Tuesday 3 February

EU Sub-Committee A: Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade
Subject: EU Financial Regulation
Witnesses: Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Emeritus of Banking and Finance, London School of Economics


Joint Committee on Human Rights
Subject: UN Convention Against Torture: allegations of abuse and mistreatment involving UK agents in Pakistan
Witnesses: Ian Cobain, The Guardian, and Human Rights Watch on UNCAT


Economic Affairs
Subject: The Economy
Witnesses: The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Merits of Statutory Instruments
Subject: Social Security (Housing Costs Special Arrangements) (Amendment & Modification

Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/3195)
Witnesses: Kitty Ussher MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions


European Union
Subject: December 2008 European Council
Witnesses: The Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe


Wednesday 4 February

Subject: Public Service Broadcasting
Witnesses: Mr Graham McWilliam, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Ms Sophie Turner-Laing, Managing Director of Entertainment, Mr David Wheeldon, Director of Public Affairs, BSkyB and Mr Ed Richards, Chief Executive, Ofcom.


EU Sub-Committee D: Environment and Agriculture
Subject: The Revision of the Less Favoured Areas Scheme
Witnesses: Dr. Mark Avery and Ms. Mandy Gloyer, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Birdlife International


The Barnett Formula Committee

Subject: The Barnett Formula

Witnesses: Professor Iain McLean


Thursday 5 February


Friday 6 February


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