European Scrutiny Committee

News Release, PN No. 11, 2006-07


Committee Office, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Media Enquiries: Alex Paterson 020 7219 1589

3 May 2007

ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION ON THE ANNUAL POLICY STRATEGY WITH REIJO KEMPINNEN, COMMISSION REPRESENTATION TO THE UK, BRENDAN DONNELLY, DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL TRUST AND NEIL O'BRIEN, DIRECTOR OF OPEN EUROPE ON WEDNESDAY 9 MAY 2007

Please note that the European Scrutiny Committee will be taking evidence in public from Reijo Kempinnen, Head of the Commission Representation to the UK, Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust and Neil O'Brien, Director of Open Europe on the European Commission's Annual Policy Strategy, on Wednesday 9 May.

This evidence session will take place at 2.30pm in Committee Room 6, Main Committee corridor.

The Annual Policy Strategy is the first indication of the European Commission's priorities for its work during 2008, and sets out the broad outline of policies which the Commission intends to pursue, and the legislative and non-legislative measures it intends to propose during the year.

This is one of a series of evidence sessions to examine the overarching direction of the Strategy, and its role as a planning tool and consultation document, in the preparation of the Commission's concrete work programme for 2008.

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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