Friday, 8 February 2008

EU Scrutiny in the House of Lords

Yesterday I atttended the start of a hearing by the House of Lords European Union Committee's
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy Sub-Committee. The Russian Ambassador gave evidence to the sub-committee about relations between the EU and Russia. The session can be viewed at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/VideoPlayer.aspx?meetingId=1079

There is a main EU Committee, assisted by seven subcommittees

Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, Trade and International Relations
Sub-Committee B - Internal Market
Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy
Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture
Sub-Committee E - Law and Institutions
Sub-Committee F - Home Affairs
Sub-Committee G - Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

To assist its work, many of the subcommittees are made up of co-opted members.

Details of forthcoming meetings and recent reports can be found in the weekly bulletin (which covers all Lords Committees) available at http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/LordsWeeklyBulletin.pdf