European Scrutiny Committee Press Notice 5

03 March 2009

ORAL EVIDENCE FROM:

RT HON LORD MANDELSON, SECRETARY OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON FOR BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE AND REGULATORY REFORM, MONDAY 9 MARCH 2009

PHIL WOOLAS MP, MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE HOME OFFICE AND HM TREASURY, WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2009

The European Scrutiny Committee will be taking evidence from Rt Hon Lord Mandelson and Phil Woolas MP on Commission Communication: The impact of the free movement of workers in the context of EU enlargement.

These public evidence sessions will take place on Monday, 9 March at 2.00pm and Wednesday, 11 March at 3.00pm in Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster.

For further information please contact Alex Paterson (contact details above).

FURTHER INFORMATION:

1. Committee Membership is as follows: Michael Connarty MP (Chairman), Labour, Mr Adrian Bailey MP, Labour, Mr David S Borrow MP, Labour, Mr William Cash MP, Conservative, Mr James Clappison MP, Conservative, Ms Katy Clark MP, Labour, Jim Dobbin MP, Labour/Co-op, Mr Greg Hands MP, Conservative, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory MP, Conservative, Keith Hill MP, Labour, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Labour, Mr Lindsay Hoyle MP, Labour, Mr Bob Laxton MP, Labour, Angus Robertson MP, SNP, Mr Anthony Steen MP, Conservative, Richard Younger Ross MP, Lib Dem

2. Transcripts of the committee's oral evidence session can be found on the Committee website at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmeuleg.htm

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