Committee announces evidence sessions with Baroness Wilcox, the Parliamentary on June 22 and the Rt Hon Theresa May, on July 6.
Baroness Wilcox will give evidence before the European Scrutiny Committee to discuss the Government's breach of the House's Scrutiny Reserve Resolution in respect of the recent adoption of the draft Council Decision authorising enhanced co-operation in the area of the creation of a unitary patent protection (European Union document no. 18115/10).
The evidence session is open to the public. It will take place on Wednesday, 22 June at 4pm. The session will be held in a Committee Room, Palace of Westminster.
- Baroness Wilcox, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and officials
The European Scrutiny Committee is to hold an evidence session with the Secretary of State for Home Affairs to explore proposals for the parliamentary scrutiny of opt ins contained in the Written Ministerial Statement from the Minister for Europe of 20 January 2011, and the application of the opt-in Protocol to EU international agreements.
The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Europe on 27 April on these topics and a transcript is available on the Committee’s website. The Committee will also discuss the impact that the European Investigation Order will have on the ability of the UK to refuse a request, on current national mutual legal assistance procedures, and on the rights of suspects in criminal trials.
The evidence session is open to the public. It will take place on Wednesday, 6 July at 2.15pm. The session will be held in a Committee Room, Palace of Westminster.
- Rt Hon Theresa May, Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Home Office and officials
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