European Scrutiny Committee press notice no. 15

Session 2006-07, 29 June 2007

ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION ON THE COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S ANNUAL POLICY STRATEGY FOR 2008 AND THE OUTCOME OF THE RECENT EUROPEAN COUNCIL

WEDNESDAY 4 JULY 2007

The new Minister for Europe, Mr Jim Murphy MP, will give evidence to the European Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 4 July on the Committee's inquiry into the European Commission's Annual Policy Strategy for 2008. He will also be questioned on the outcome of the European Council, and the mandate for the Inter-Governmental Conference (IGC) on a reform treaty.

This evidence session will take place at 2.30pm in Committee Room 16, Committee Corridor.

For more information please contact Alex Paterson (Contact details above).

Note for Editors

The European Scrutiny Committee reports to the House on the legal and political importance of each EU document and recommends EU documents for debate. Such debates take place either in a European Standing Committee or on the Floor of the House. The Committee normally reports weekly on a range of documents when the House is sitting.

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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