Session 2006-07, 4 June 2007
ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION ON INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES AND THE COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY ON COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS WITH THE FOREIGN SECRETARY ON THURSDAY 7 JUNE 2007
The Foreign Secretary, Rt. Hon Margaret Beckett MP, will give evidence to the European Scrutiny Committee this Thursday, 7June. The session will seek to explore the Government's position, ahead of the European Council, on "institutional issues" (i.e. on any replacement for the Constitutional Treaty), the likelihood of an Inter-governmental Conference and the outlines of what will be included and what has been dropped.
The Foreign Secretary will also be questioned on issues relating to the Committee's inquiry into the Preparation of European Council Conclusions and Conclusions of the Council of Ministers.
This evidence session will take place at 4.00pm in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.
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Note for Editors
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The Committee has 16 Members, as follows: Michael Connarty MP (Chairman), Labour, David Borrow MP, Labour, William Cash MP, Conservative, James Clappison MP, Conservative, Katy Clark MP, Labour, Wayne David MP, Labour, Jim Dobbin MP, Labour/Co-op, Nia Griffith MP, Labour, Greg Hands MP, Conservative, David Heathcoat-Amory MP, Conservative, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Labour, Lindsay Hoyle MP, Labour, Bob Laxton MP, Labour, Angus Robertson MP, SNP, Anthony Steen MP, Conservative, Richard Younger Ross MP, Lib Dem
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