European Scrutiny Committee

No. 20
(Session 2003-04)




ORAL EVIDENCE FROM DIGBY JONES, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, CBI

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER 2004

On Wednesday  20 October the European Scrutiny Committee will take evidence in public from Mr Digby Jones, Director-General of the CBI.  The subject of the evidence session is the parliamentary scrutiny process for European Union documents and the involvement of the CBI and businesses in that process.  This evidence session will take place at 3 pm in Committee Room No 19 on the Upper Committee Corridor, House of Commons.

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18 October 2004


Note for Editors

The main purpose of the European Scrutiny Committee is to report to the House on the legal and political importance of each EU document and to determine which EU documents are debated.  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 also monitors business in the Council of Ministers, especially the activities of UK Ministers in the Council, and produces occasional reports on wider EU developments. 

 The Committee currently has 14 Members, as follows:

Jimmy Hood MP (Chairman) - Labour - Clydesdale
Richard Bacon MP - Conservative - South Norfolk
William Cash MP - Conservative - Stone
Michael Connarty MP - Labour - Falkirk East
Wayne David MP - Labour - Caerphilly
Jim Dobbin MP - Labour/Co-op - Heywood & Middleton
Nick Harvey MP - Lib Dem - North Devon
David Heathcoat-Amory MP - Conservative - Wells
Sandra Osborne MP - Labour - Ayr
Anne Picking MP - Labour - East Lothian
Angus Robertson MP - SNP - Moray
John Robertson MP - Labour - Glasgow Anniesland
Anthony Steen MP - Conservative - Totnes
Bill Tynan MP - Labour - Hamilton South

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