Session 2010-12
Publications on the internet
Weekly Information Bulletin

Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st May 2011

House of Lords Committees: Forthcoming Public Meetings
23 – 27 May 2011

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


Monday 23 May

Internal Market, Energy and Transport (EU Sub-Committee B)
Witnesses: Mr David Williams, CEO, UK Space Agency, on Space Strategy. The meeting will continue in private at 5.00pm.

4:00pm

Draft Defamation Bill Joint Committee
Subject: to consider the Bill
Witnesses: (at 4.15pm) Nicholas Lansman, Secretary General, Internet Service Providers Association; Mark Gracey, Chair of ISPA’s Content Liability Subgroup, Internet Service Providers Association; Emma Ascroft, Director of Public Policy UK & Ireland, Yahoo; Dr Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law and head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London; and (at 5.15pm) Dick Greener, Publishers Association’s Publishing Law Group, The Publishers Association; Cav. Grand’Uff Michael Nathanson OBE, Solicitor for The Booksellers Association, The Booksellers Association; and Professor Chris Frost, Chair of the National Union of Journalist’s Ethics Council, National Union of Journalists. The meeting will continue in private at 6.00pm.

4:00pm

Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee
Witnesses: Mr Dave Hartnett, Permanent Secretary for Tax, HMRC; Ms Sue Walton, Head of Anti-Avoidance Group, HMRC; and Mr Edward Troup, Director-General, Tax, Welfare and Budget, HM Treasury.

4:00pm


Tuesday 24 May

HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom
Witnesses: (at 10.15am) Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools, Department for Education.

10:00am

Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (EU Sub-Committee A)
Subject: Credit Rating Agencies and EU Sovereign Debt
Witnesses: (at 11.00am) Dr Helmut Reisen, Head of Research, OECD Development Centre (via video conference).

10:30am

Science and Technology
Subject: Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities
Witnesses: (at 10.40am) Professor Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser; and (at 11.20am) Professor David MacKay Chief Scientific Adviser, DECC; and Professor Sir John Beddington; Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

10:30am


Wednesday 25 May

None


Thursday 26 May

None


Friday 27 May

None