Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th January 2010
House of Lords Committees:
Forthcoming Public Meetings
18 - 22 January 2010
Further enquiries about Lords Committees can be made to the Lords Committee Office: 020 7219 2940
Monday 18 January
Tuesday 19 January
Science and Technology
Subject: Setting Science and Technology Research Funding Priorities
Witnesses: Professor Sir Martin Taylor, Vice President and Chair of Fruits of Curiosity project, Royal Society; Dr James Wilsdon, Director, Science Policy Centre, Royal Society; Professor Dame Janet Finch, co-Chair, Council for Science and Technology; and Professor John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser.
Subject: Private Finance Projects and off-balance sheet debt
Witnesses: Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury.
Witnesses: HE Mr Carles Casajuana, Spanish Ambassador, on the Priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the EU.
Wednesday 20 January
Subject: The digital switchover of television and radio in the United Kingdom
|EU Sub-Committee D: Environment and Agriculture|
Subject: The Adaptation of Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change: The EU Policy Response
Witnesses: Tricia Henton, Director of Environment and Business, and Aileen Kirmond, Head of Land Quality, the Environment Agency; representatives of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; and further witnesses tbc.
Witnesses: Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Brasenose College, University of Oxford and Professor Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh; Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Think Twice (Scottish no campaign 1997) and Daran Hill, former National Co-ordinator, Yes for Wales (Wales yes campaign 1997).
Thursday 21 January
EU Sub-Committee G: Social Policy and Consumer Affairs
Subject: The European Social Fund
Witnesses: The Welsh Assembly Government and the Scottish Government.
|EU Sub-Committee C: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy |
Subject: Somalia Piracy: Operation ATALANTA
Witnesses: Dr Lee Willett, Head of the Maritime Studies Programme, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) and Mr Jason Alderwick, Defence Analyst - Maritime, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Friday 22 January