Lords EU Committee to quiz Europe Minister David Lidington

08 November 2013


The House of Lords EU Select Committee will hold an evidence session with Europe Minister David Lidington MP on Tuesday 12 November. The session will cover the European Council meeting of the 24-25 October, its conclusions and other related matters of interest to the Committee. It is one of the regular public evidence sessions the Committee hold with the Europe Minister as part of its scrutiny of the Government’s relationship with the EU.

Specific areas the session will cover include:

  • How successful have the government been in persuading other Member States and the European Parliament to support the changes it wants to see to how EU regulations are developed?
  • How far has the government’s work with other EU countries to gather evidence on abuse of social welfare systems in the EU got?
  • Ukraine’s progress in meeting the reform criteria set out by the EU in its Association Agreement.
  • How important is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to the debate in the UK on EU membership?
  • Are EU proposals to prevent future banking crises overly dependent on the role of Member States rather than EU institutions such as the European Central Bank?

The evidence session will start at 2:40pm on Tuesday 12 November in Committee Room 4 of the House of Lords.

The session will be webcast at www.parliamentlive.tv and is also open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance and should allow time for security screening.

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