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Weekly Information Bulletin: 14th March 2009

House of Lords Committees:
Forthcoming Public Meetings

16 - 20 March 2009

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

Monday 16 March

EU Sub-Committee B: Internal Market
Subject: The Recast of the First Railway Package
Witnesses: Dr Dewan Islam, Freight & Logistics Researcher and Mr Philip Mortimer, Research Associate, NewRail.

Tuesday 17 March

Economic Affairs Subject: Banking Supervision and Regulation Witnesses: Mr John Varley, Chief Executive, Barclays; Mr Eric Daniels, Chief Executive, Lloyds; and Mr Douglas Flint, Group Finance Director, HSBC; Mr Graham Beale, Chief Executive, Nationwide; and Mr Matthew Bullock, Chief Executive, Norwich & Peterborough.

Science and Technology
Subject: Pandemic Influenza
Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Public Health, Department of Health; Professor Lindsey Davies, CBE, National Director of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness;
Mr Bruce Taylor, Deputy Director for Pandemic Influenza; Ms Janet Meacham, CBE, Deputy Director for Pandemic Influenza; and Dr Becky Kirby, Head of Human Health, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office.

Wednesday 18 March

Communications Subject: The British Film and Television Industries. Witnesses: Ms.Tessa Ross, Head of Film4.

EU Sub-Committee F: Home Affairs
Subject: Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism
Witnesses: Stephen Webb, Acting Director of Policing Policy and Operations, Home Office;
Mike Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, Crown Prosecution Service; Jeremy Rawlins,
Head of Proceeds of Crime Delivery Unit, Crown Prosecution Service; David Thomas, Director, UKFIU, Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Subject: Emergency Legislation
Witnesses: Sir Jonathan Phillips, Permanent Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Sir Joseph Pilling, former Permanent Secretary, Northern Ireland Office and Professor Brice Dickson, Queen's University Belfast.

EU Sub-Committee D: Environment and Agriculture
Subject: The Revision of the Less Favoured Areas Scheme
Witnesses: Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

EU Sub-Committee E: Law and Institutions Subject: Public Access to EU Documents Witnesses: Rt. Hon. Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Europe.

Barnett Formula
Subject: Barnett Formula
Witnesses: Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market and Sir Brian Unwin.


Thursday 19 March

EU Sub-Committee C: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy* Subject: Operation Atalanta and Somali Piracy. Witnesses: Lord Malloch Brown, supported by Stephen Lillie and Chris Holtby, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Friday 20 March


Committees marked with * will be taken by BBC Parliament

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