European Scrutiny Committee

No. 14
(Session 2003-04)




ORAL EVIDENCE FROM SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY ON REGIONAL AND COHESION POLICY

TUESDAY 4 MAY 2004

As previously announced in Press Notice No. 9, the European Scrutiny Committee will take oral evidence on Tuesday 4 May at 2.45 pm in Committee Room No. 20. from the Rt. Hon. Patricia Hewitt, MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry , on the Commission's proposals for reform of the EU's regional and cohesion policy. 

On 31 March the European Scrutiny Committee published a report on The EU's Financial Perspective for 2007-13 and Reform of the Structural and Cohesion Funds ( HC 42-xv) 2003-04.

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29 April 2004

Notes 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 has 16 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
Terry Davis MP - Labour - Birmingham Hodge Hill
Jim Dobbin MP - Labour/Co-op - Heywood & Middleton
Nick Harvey MP - Lib Dem - North Devon
David Heathcoat-Amory MP - Conservative - Wells
Mark Hendrick MP - Labour - Preston
Jim Marshall MP - Labour - Leicester South
Sandra Osborne MP - Labour - Ayr
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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