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Weekly Information Bulletin: 9th January 2010

House of Lords Committees:
Forthcoming Public Meetings

11 - 15 January 2010

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

Monday 11 January


Tuesday 12 January

Science and Technology
Subject: Setting Science and Technology Research Funding Priorities
Witnesses: Professor Andrew Watkinson, Director, Living with Environmental Change; Professor Sir John Bell, Chair, Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR); Dr Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President, CO2, Shell; Mr John Loughhead, Executive Director, UK Energy Research Centre; Professor Andrew Stirling, Director, Science Policy Research Unit; Dr Paul Nightingale, Deputy Director, Science Policy Research Unit; and Sir Richard Brook, Director, Leverhulme Trust.


Merits of Statutory Instruments
Witnesses: Helen Goodman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions on the Draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Skills Training Conditionality Pilot) Regulations 2010 and the Social Security (Housing Costs Special Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/3257).

European Union

Witnesses: Chris Bryant MP, Minister for Europe, on the December European Council


Wednesday 13 January

EU Sub-Committee F: Home Affairs
Subject: EU policy on protecting Europe from large-scale cyber-attacks
Witnesses: Lord West of Spithead, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office.


Subject: Referendums
Witnesses: Steve Richards, Chief Political Commentator, The Independent; Peter Kellner, President, YouGov; Peter Facey, Director, Unlock Democracy; Professor Stuart Weir, Associate Director, Democratic Audit; and Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws.

EU Sub-Committee D: Environment and Agriculture
Subject: The Adaptation of Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change: The EU Policy Response
Witnesses: Pat Snowdon, GB Climate Change and Economics Lead and Mr. Mark Broadmeadow, Research Manager, Forestry Commission; and Mr. Mike Townsend, Conservation Team Leader and Mr. Richard Smithers, UK Conservation Adviser, Woodland Trust.


Thursday 14 January

EU Sub-Committee C: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy
Witnesses: Rear Admiral Peter Hudson, Royal Navy, Operation Commander, European Union Naval Force Somalia, Ministry of Defence, on Piracy off the Somali Coast.


Friday 15 January


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