Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

Session 2003-04   No. 5   28 April 2004


SCRUTINY OF EUROPEAN MATTERS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

PUBLIC EVIDENCE SESSION: WEDNESDAY 5 MAY 2004 AT 3.45 p.m.

The Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into Scrutiny of European Matters in the House of Commons. During the inquiry the Committee will be examining the merits of a new Standing Committee to monitor the work of the EU, the opportunities for MPs to debate European issues and how EU scrutiny might be improved.

On 1 April 2004 a memorandum from the Leader of the House of Commons to the Committee was published as Scrutiny of European Matters in the House of Commons: Government Memorandum from the Leader of the House of Commons, Session 2003-04, HC 508, and is available on these pages.

As part of this inquiry the Committee will hold its first public evidence session as follows:

Wednesday 5 May at 3.45 p.m.

Mr Jimmy Hood MP, Chairman, European Scrutiny Committee and Mr Dorian Gerhold, Clerk of the Committee

Further public evidence sessions for this inquiry will be announced in due course.

The meeting will take place in public in the Palace of Westminster (access: St Stephen's Entrance, opposite the back of Westminster Abbey).  The Committee Office recorded information line (020 7219 2033) provides details of select and standing committee meetings being held within the next two days.