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Weekly Information Bulletin: 6th June 2009

House of Lords Committees:
Forthcoming Public Meetings

8 - 12 June 2009

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

Monday 8 June

EU Sub-Committee B: Internal Market
Witnesses: Paul Clark MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport, on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).


Tuesday 9 June

Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
Subject: Nanotechnologies and Food
Witnesses: Professor Derek Burke; Dr Robert Falkner, Department of International Relations London School of Economics; and Ms Lori Frater, Research Manager/Senior Research Associate ESRC BRASS Centre, Cardiff University; Professor Nick Pidgeon, School of Psychology, Cardiff University; and Dr Chris Groves, ESRC BRASS Centre, Cardiff University.


Special Public Bill Committee on the Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [HL]
Witnesses: Charles Harpum, Lord Millett and Trevor Aldridge QC.

Joint Committee on Human Rights
Subject: Business and Human Rights
Witnesses: Amnesty International, Action Aid, CORE Coalition, and Sapna Malik, Leigh Day Solicitors; Trades Union Congress and Institute of Employment Rights.

European Union
Subject: The implications of codecision for national parliamentary scrutiny
Witnesses: Richard Corbett MEP and Arlene McCarthy MEP, European Parliament.


Wednesday 10 June

Subject: The British Film and Television Industries.
Witnesses: Ms Gaynor Davenport, Chief Executive, UK Screen Association; Mr Alex Hope, Managing Director, Double Negative; Mr Jonathan Smith, Head of Production, TT Games; Mr Ian Livingstone, Creative Director, Eidos; and other witnesses tbc.


Subject: Cabinet Office and the Centre of Government
Witnesses: Professor Martin Smith, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield; Dr Richard Heffernan, Reader in Government, Open University; and Professor Dennis Kavanagh, Retired Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool.

EU Sub-Committee D: Environment and Agriculture
Subject: The Revision of the EU Directive on the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes
Witnesses: Representatives of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).

Joint Committee on the Draft Bribery Bill
Witnesses: Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions; Richard Alderman, Director, Serious Fraud Office; and Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Head. Dr Malcolm Jack, Clerk of the Parliaments and Michael Pownall, Clerk of the Parliaments.

Barnett Formula
Witnesses: Yvette Cooper MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

EU Sub-Committee E: Law and Institutions
Subject: Recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters
Witnesses: Mr Richard Fentiman, Queen's College, Cambridge.


Thursday 11 June

Joint Committee on the Draft Bribery Bill
Witnesses: Nicolas Bonucci (tbc), OECD and Dimitri Vlassis, Chief, Crimes Convention Section, Treaty and Legal Affairs Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs; Mark Pyman, Director, Defence Programme, Transparency International UK; Jeremy Carver, Board Member, Transparency International UK; and Nicholas Hildyard, Director, The Corner House.


EU Sub-Committee C: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy
Subject: EU and China
Witnesses: Professor Francois Godement, The European Council on Foreign Relations.


Friday 12 June


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