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

4:00pm

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.

4:00pm


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.

9:50am

European Union
Subject:
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

3:30pm

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.

3:30pm


Wednesday 20 July

Constitution
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.

10:00am


Thursday 21 July

None


Friday 22 July

None

Prepared 15th July 2011