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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th December 2010

House of Lords Committees: Forthcoming Public Meetings
10 – 14 January 2011

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

Monday 10 January


Tuesday 11 January

Science and Technology
Subject: Public Procurement
Witnesses: Stian Westlake, Executive Director of Policy & Research, NESTA; Iain Gray, Chief Executive, Technology Strategy Board (TSB); and Brian Collins, Chief Scientific Adviser for BIS and DfT; and Lord Sainsbury of Turville, former Science and Innovation Minister.


Economic Affairs
Subject: Auditors: Market concentration and their role
Witnesses: Mr David Pitt-Watson and Mr Paul Lee, Hermes; Mr Iain Richards, Aviva Investors; and Mr Guy Jubb, Standard Life.


Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
Subject: Behaviour Change
Witnesses: Dr Melvyn Hillsdon, physical activity Cochrane reviews, University of Exeter; Dr Ian Campbell, Medical Director of Weight Concern; Professor Theresa Marteau, Professor of Health Psychology, King’s College London; Professor Dame Sally Davies, Director General of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Adviser, Ms Sian Jarvis, Director General of Communications, Mr Richard Cienciala, Department of Health; and Professor Erik Millstone, Professor of Science Policy, University of Sussex.


European Union
Witnesses: tbc


Wednesday 12 January

Home Affairs (EU Sub-Committee F)
Subject: The EU Internal Security Strategy
Witnesses: Hugo Brady, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform.


Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (EU Sub-Committee D)
Subject: Innovation in EU Agriculture
Witnesses: Dr Tina Barsby, National Institute of Agricultural Botany; and Professor David Leaver, Royal Agricultural College.


Thursday 13 January

Social Policies and Consumer Protection (EU Sub-Committee G)
Subject: Grassroots Sport and the EU
Witnesses: Jane Ashworth, Chief Executive, StreetGames.


Friday 14 January