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Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st March 2009

House of Lords Committees:
Forthcoming Public Meetings

23 - 27 March 2009

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

Monday 23 March

EU Sub-Committee B. Internal Market
Subject: The Recast of the First Railway Package.
Witnesses: Dr Bill Emery, Chief Executive, Office of Rail Regulation; Ms Monika Heiming,
Secretary General and Mr Ronny Dillen, Director, European Rail Freight Association ; Mr Konstantin Skorik, European Business Development Director, Freightliner PL.

Tuesday 24 March

Joint Committee on Human Rights Subject: Children's Rights. Witnesses: Baroness Morgan of Drefelin, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families, and Anne Jackson, Director, Child Wellbeing Group, Department for Children, Schools and Families

Economic Affairs*
Subject: Banking Supervision and Regulation.
Witnesses: Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England; and Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority.

Wednesday 25 March

Communications Subject: The British Film and Television Industries. Witnesses: Mr John Woodward, CEO and Mr Stewart Till, Chairman, UK Film Council; Mr Luke Crawley, Assistant General Secretary and Mr Martin Spence, Assistant General Secretary, BECTU.

Subject: Emergency Legislation.
Witnesses: Professor Tony Bradley and Steven Durno, Legal Policy Adviser, Law Society.

EU Sub-Committee A. Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade
Subject: EU Financial Regulation.
Witnesses: Mr Philip Lowe, Director General, Competition DG, European Commission.

EU Sub-Committee E. Law and Institutions
Subject: Common Frame of Reference.
Witnesses: Jonathan Faull, DG Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission (via video link).

Thursday 26 March

EU Sub-Committee G. Social Policy and Consumer Affairs Subject: The EU Commission's proposed directive on consumer rights. Witnesses: Dr Christian Twigg-Flesner, University of Hull.

EU Sub-Committee C. Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy
Subject: EU and China.
Witnesses: Professor Robert Ash, The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Professor Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick.

Friday 27 March


Committees marked with * will be taken by BBC Parliament

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