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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.


Economic Affairs
Subject: Private Finance Projects and off-balance sheet debt
Witnesses: Ian Pearson MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury.

European Union
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
Witnesses: tbc


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.

Subject: Referendums
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


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