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Weekly Information Bulletin: 20th July 2002

SELECT COMMITTEES

A complete list of Select Committee membership and a Factsheet (P2) on the work of Select Committees is available on request from the House of Commons Information Office. The list and Factsheet are also on the Parliament website at:

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/fact.htm

An index to the Select Committee home pages together with links to further pages containing information about their work and publications is on the Parliament website at: http://www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/cmsel.htm

SELECT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
15 - 19 JULY

Monday 15th July

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Subject: Biotechnology

Witnesses: Scottish Enterprise; Roslin Institute; Sir William Stewart; Pantherix; Cyclacel

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Subject: Biotechnology

Witnesses: Strakan; Scottish Equity Partners

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Subject: Government response to the Cancer Research follow-up Report

Witness: Hazel Blears MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health

JOINT COMMITTEE

HUMAN RIGHTS

Subject: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Witnesses: Carolyne Willow, Co-ordinator, Children Rights Alliance for England; Jennifer Turpie, Co-ordinator, Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights; Phillip Noyes, Director of Public Policy, NSPCC; Judy Lister, Regional Director for UK / Europe, Save the Children; Kathy Evans Head of Social Policy, Children's Society; Caroline Abrahams, Director of Public Policy, NCH


Tuesday 16th July

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Subject: FCO Annual Report

Witnesses: Sir Michael Jay KCMG, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Mr Peter Collecott CMG, Chief Clerk, Mr Simon Gass CMG, Director, Resources and Mr Alan Charlton CMG, Director Personnel, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Subject: Africa, NEPAD, and the G8 Africa Action Plan

Witnesses: Baroness Amos, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Mr Tom Fletcher, Private Secretary, and Sally Healy, Special Adviser on NEPAD, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Mr Graham Stegmann, Africa Director, Department for International Development

LIAISON

Witness: Rt Hon Tony Blair MP, Prime Minister

EUROPEAN SCRUTINY

Subject: Seville European Council

Witness: Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

PRIVATE BILL COMMITTEE

UNOPPOSED PRIVATE BILLS

Subject: Milford Haven Port Authority Bill [Lords] and London Development Agency Bill


Wednesday 17th July

EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Subject: Department for Education and Skills: the next four years

Witness: Mr Stephen Twigg MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Young People and Learning, Department for Education and Skills

TREASURY

Subject: Spending Review 2002

Witnesses: Mr Andrew Dilnot, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Mr David Walton, Director, UK Economic Research, Goldman Sachs International; Professor Colin Talbot, University of Glamorgan; Mr Nicholas MacPherson, Managing Director, Public Expenditure, Mr Adam Sharpels, Director, Public Services, HM Treasury

CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT

Subject: BBC Report and Accounts 2001-02

Witnesses: BBC Board Governors

NORTHERN IRELAND AFFAIRS

Subject: Control of Firearms in Northern Ireland

Witness: Mr Colin Greenwood, Firearms Research and Advisory Service

HEALTH

Subject: Sexual Health

Witnesses: Dr Gwenda Hughes and Dr Kevin Fenton, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC); Professor Anne Johnson, Department of Population Sciences, Royal Free Hospital; Dr Jackie Cassell, British Medical Association and Dr Jean Tobin, St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth


Thursday 18th July

TREASURY

Subject: Spending review 2002

Witnesses: Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer and officials of HM Treasury

HOME AFFAIRS

Subject: Home Office 2002 Annual Report

Witness: John Gieve, Permanent Secretary, Home Office

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Subject: The New Centre

Witnesses: The Rt Hon the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, CBE, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Douglas Alexander MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office


FORTHCOMING SELECT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
22 - 24 JULY

Monday 22nd July

None


Tuesday 23rd July

ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Subject: "Lessons Learned" Inquiry into the foot and mouth disease outbreak of 2001

Witnesses: Dr Iain Anderson CBE, Chairman and Mr Alun Evans, Secretary, "Lessons Learned" Inquiry (Foot and Mouth Disease)

10.15a.m.

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
HOME AFFAIRS*W

Subject: Lord Chancellor's Department Annual Report 2001-2002

Witnesses: Sir Hayden Phillips GCB, Permanent Secretary, Ian Magee CB, Chief Executive of the Court Service, and Jenny Rowe, Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Lord Chancellor's Department

10.30a.m.

15

HEALTH*

Subject: Sexual Health

Witnesses: Dr Barry Evans, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Laboratory Service, Mr Nick Partridge, Terence Higgins Trust, Mr Derek Bodell, National Aids Trust, Dr Peter Weatherburn, SIGMA Research Unit, Dr Alec Miners, Health Economist, Brunel University and Mr John Imrie, Royal Free and University College Medical School

4.10p.m.

15


Wednesday 24th July

None

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

*          Taken by BBC Parliament

W            WEBCAST

Recorded information about forthcoming select and standing committee meetings over the next two sitting days is available on: [Tel 020 7219 2033].

Please note: The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded, and the place altered without notice and Committees which sit at short notice may not be included in this list. The list is correct as at press (12 noon Friday); For confirmation see Select Committee home pages on the Internet (www.parliament.uk) or telephone the Committee Office general enquiry lines: Tel 020 7219 3267/4300.

 
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