European Scrutiny Committee

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IMMEDIATE  Monday 26 April 2004

COMMONS AND LORDS EU COMMITTEES TO QUESTION THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MR PAT COX MEP

The Commons and Lords EU Committees will be holding a joint question & answer session with His Excellency Mr Pat Cox MEP, President of the European Parliament.  The theme of the meeting will be "The EU after Enlargement".

The meeting is being hosted by Lord Grenfell (Chairman of the House of Lords European Union Select Committee) and Mr Jimmy Hood MP (Chairman of the Commons European Scrutiny Committee.)

4.45 pm, Tuesday 27 April 2004

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (Nearest Tube: Westminster)

Members of both Houses of Parliament are also invited to ask questions at the session.

The meeting will be held in public.

For further information telephone 020 7219 4579/6481

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

1. The members of the Lords Select Committee on the European Union are available at:

http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/lords_eu_select_committee/lords_eu_select_committee_members.cfm

2. The members of the Commons European Scrutiny Committee are available at:

http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/european_scrutiny/european_scrutiny_members.cfm

3. HE Mr Pat Cox has been a member of the European Parliament since 1989, and was elected President in January 2002. He represents the constituency of Munster in the Republic of Ireland

For more information about Pat Cox see:

http://www.patcox.ie