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Weekly Information Bulletin: 30th October 2010

House of Lords Committees: Forthcoming Public Meetings
1 – 5 November 2010

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

Monday 1 November


Tuesday 2 November

Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (EU Sub-Committee A)
Subject: The Future of Economic Governance in the European Union
Witnesses: Dr Willem H. Buiter, Chief Economist, CitiGroup; and (via video-conference) Dr Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist, ING Group.


Subject: Regulation of Television Advertising
Witnesses: Mr Adam Crozier, Chief Executive; Ms Carolyn Fairbairn, Director - Group Development and Strategy, ITV plc; Mr Martin Heaton Cooper, Head of UK Ad Sales, Discovery Networks UK; Mr David Lynn, Managing Director, MTV UK and Chairman, Satellite and Cable Broadcasters Group (SCBG); Ms Victoria Read, Executive Director, SCBG; and Mr David Wheeldon, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BSkyB.


Economic Affairs
Subject: Auditors: Market concentration and their role
Witnesses: David Herbinet, Mazars; Simon Michaels, BDO; Russell McBurnie, RSM Tenon; Steve Maslin, Grant Thornton; and (via video-conference) Lee White and Andrew Stringer, the Chartered Institute of Accountants in Australia.


Wednesday 3 November

Subject: Fixed-term Parliaments
Witnesses: Mark Harper MP, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform.


Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (EU Sub-Committee D)
Subject: Innovation in EU Agriculture
Witnesses: Representatives of the University of East Anglia.


Justice and Institutions (EU Sub-Committee E)
Subject: The workload of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Witnesses: The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.


Thursday 4 November

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (EU Sub-Committee C)
Witnesses: Mr Kees Klompenhouwer, Head of EU Civilian Missions by video link, on the EU’s Afghan Police Mission.


Friday 5 November