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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th May 2011

House of Lords Committees: Forthcoming Public Meetings
9 – 13 May 2011

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


Monday 9 May

HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom


Witnesses: Committee visit to Leeds.

Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill

Witnesses: (at 4.15pm) Mr Keith Mathieson, Partner, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; Mr Mark Stephens, Partner, Finer Stephens Innocent; and Mr Marcus Partington, Chair, Media Lawyers Association; (at 5.15pm) Mr Nigel Tait, Partner, Carter-Ruck; Mr Rod Christie-Miller, Chief Executive and Partner, Mr Jeremy Clarke-Williams, Head of the Media, Libel and Privacy department, Russell, Jones and Walker Solicitors; and Mr Duncan Lamont, Head of the Media & Entertainment team, Charles Russell.

4:00pm


Tuesday 10 May

HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom

Witnesses: Committee visit to Leeds.

Science and Technology
Subject: Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities
Witnesses: (at 9.55am) witnesses tbc; and at 11.45am the meeting will continue in private.

9:45am

Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (EU Sub-Committee A)

Witnesses: (at 11.00am) Thomas Huertas, (Director, Recovery and Resolution) and Alexander Justham, (Director of Markets & Capital Markets Sector Leader), Financial Services Authority, on the EU Financial Supervisory Framework.

10:30am

*Communications
Subject: The governance and regulation of the BBC
Witnesses: (at 3.30 pm) Mr Ed Richards, Chief Executive; and Dr Colette Bowe, Chairman, Ofcom; and (at 4.30 pm) Lord Patten of Barnes, Chairman, BBC Trust.

3:15pm

Joint Committee on the Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills

Witnesses: (at 4.15pm) Sir Hugh Orde, Chief Constable and President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO); Mr John Yates, Assistant Commission and Head of Counter Terrorism Unit, Metropolitan Police; and Mr Drew Harris, Assistant Chief Constable, Police Service in Northern Ireland.

4:00pm


Wednesday 11 May

Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill

Witnesses: (at 9.30am) Mr Alan Rusbridger, Editor, The Guardian; Mr Philip Johnston, Assistant Editor, Daily Telegraph; and Mr Alastair Brett, Former Legal Director of The Times.

9:15am


Thursday 12 May

None


Friday 13 May

None