European Scrutiny Committee, Press Notice No. 5

Select Committee Announcement

Committee Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 3JA
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10 January 2008

ORAL EVIDENCE FROM Mr TONY MCNULTY MP, MINISTER OF STATE FOR SECURITY, COUNTER-TERRORISM, CRIME AND POLICING, HOME OFFICE

The European Scrutiny Committee will be taking evidence from Mr Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State for Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing, Home office, on the Draft Council Decision establishing the European Police Office (EUROPOL). The purpose of the evidence session is to ask the Minister why he agreed to "general approaches" on six chapters of the draft Decision when they had not been cleared from Parliamentary scrutiny; and to ask about the progress of the negotiations on the proposal.

The evidence session will take place on Wednesday, 16 January at 2.30pm in Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster.

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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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