Foreign Affairs Committee

7 December 2006

European Council - December 2006

The Committee will take evidence at 3.30 pm on Wednesday 13 December 2006 in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, from the following witnesses in relation to its inquiry into Developments in the European Union:

Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Shan Morgan, Director, European Union, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Anthony Smith, Director, European Political Affairs, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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