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Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th July 2011

House of Lords Committees: Forthcoming Public Meetings
18 – 22 July 2011

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

Monday 18 July

Draft Defamation Bill Joint Committee
Subject: to consider the Bill
Witnesses: (at 4.05pm) Edward Garnier QC MP, Solicitor General and (at 4.35pm) Paul Dacre, Editor, Daily Mail; and Matthew Parris, Journalist, The Times


Internal Market, Energy and Transport (EU Sub-Committee B)
Subject: European Rail Market and the Role of the Channel Tunnel
Witnesses: (at 4.05pm) Theresa Villiers, Minister of State, Department for Transport.


Tuesday 19 July

Science and Technology
Subject: Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities
Witnesses: (at 10.00am) Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. At 11.00am the meeting will continue in private.


European Union
Witnesses: (at 4.10pm) HE Ms Barbara Krstyna Tuge-Erecinska, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland; Jacek Gajewski, 1st Counsellor, Head of Political Section; and Ms Iwona Woicka-Zulawska, Counsellor, Head of Economic Section, Embassy of Poland, on the Polish Presidency; and (at 5.10pm) the Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister for Europe, on the European Council of 24 June 2011


Economic Affairs
Subject: The Economic Impact and Effectiveness of Development Aid
Witnesses: (at 3.35pm) Michael Anderson, Director General - Policy and Global Issues; Richard Calvert, Director General - Finance and Corporate Performance, and Rachel Turner Director -International Finance Division, Department for International Development.


Wednesday 20 July

Subject: The Judicial Appointments Process
Witnesses: (at 10.15am) Lord Justice Goldring, Senior Presiding Judge and Mrs Justice Macur, High Court (Family Division) and Presiding Judge for the Midland Circuit.


Thursday 21 July


Friday 22 July


Prepared 15th July 2011