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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th March 2009

House of Lords Committees:
Forthcoming Public Meetings

9 - 13 March 2009

Further enquiries about Lords Committees can be made to the Lords Committee Office: 020 7219 2940

Monday 9 March

Opposed Bill Committee on the London Local Authorities and Transport

for London (No. 2) Bill

EU Sub-Committee B: Internal Market
Subject: The Recast of the First Railway Package
Witnesses: Lord Berkeley, Chairman, Rail Freight Group.


Tuesday 10 March

Opposed Bill Committee on the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill 10:30am
EU Sub-Committee A: Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade

Subject: EU Financial Regulation

Witnesses: Mr Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman, and Mr Carlo Comporti, Secretary-General, the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR).; and Mr Jacques de Larosière, Chairman of the Strategic Committee of the French Treasury, and Adviser to BNP Paribas.

Joint Committee on Human Rights

Subject: Childrens Rights
Witnesses: Sir Al Aynsley-Green, Children's Commissioner; Kathleen Marshall, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People; Keith Towler, Children's Commissioner for Wales, and Patricia Lewsley, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People; on Children's Rights.

Economic Affairs
Subject: Banking Supervision and Regulation
Witnesses: M. de Larosière, Chairman of the High Level Group on Financial Supervision in the EU; Angela Knight, British Bankers' Association and Adrian Coles, Building Societies Association.


Wednesday 11 March

Opposed Bill Committee on the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill 10:30am
EU Sub-Committee F: Home Affairs

Subject: Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism

Witnesses: James Robertson, Head of Financial Crime team, HM Treasury; Stephen Webb, Acting Director of Policing Policy and Operations, Home Office; Gaynor Ithell, Head of Prescription and Terrorist Financing, Office of Security & Counter Terrorism, Pursue, Home Office; and Christopher Yvon, Deputy Head, International Organisations Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Subject: Emergency Legislation
Witnesses: Dr Eric Metcalfe, Director of Human Rights Policy, JUSTICE and Isabella Sankey, Policy Director, Liberty.

EU Sub-Committee D: Environment and Agriculture
Subject: The Revision of the Less Favoured Areas Scheme
Witnesses: Representatives of the Scottish Government.

Barnett Formula Subject: Barnett Formula Witnesses: Mr Jim Gallagher, Director General Devolution, Ministry of Justice; Ms Helen Bailey, Director of Public Services and Growth Directorate, Ms Helen Radcliffe, Team Leader of the Devolved Countries Unit, and Mr Mark Parkinson, Devolution Branch Head in the Devolved Countries Unit, HM Treasury.


Thursday 12 March

EU Sub-Committee G: Social Policy and Consumer Affairs Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Pat McFadden MP, Minister for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs, Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the Proposal for a Directive on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding.

EU Sub-Committee C: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy
Subject: EU and China
Witnesses: Professor William Callahan, Manchester University and Professor Rana Mitter, Oxford University.


Friday 13 March


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