Foreign Affairs Committee: Press Notice

15 November 2007


Oral Evidence Session Wednesday 21 November:

Foreign Policy Aspects of the EU Reform Treaty

The Foreign Affairs Committee is holding an evidence session for its inquiry into Developments in the EU.  This session will focus on the Foreign Policy Aspects of the EU Reform Treaty.

Wednesday 21 November 2007

2.30pm    Mr Graham Avery, Senior Member, St Antony’s College,    University of Oxford; Secretary General, Trans-European Policy Studies Association; Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre, Brussels; Honorary Director-General, European Commission; European Commission official 1973-2006

3.30pm    Professor Christopher Hill, Director of Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge; formerly Chair, Department of International Relations, LSE and Professor Richard G. Whitman, Professor of Politics, Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath; formerly Head, European Programme, Chatham House

The meeting will take place in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.

Media enquiries:

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Further Information:

1. The Foreign Affairs Committee is responsible for scrutinising the “administration, expenditure and policy” of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its associated agencies. The text of all Committee publications, including Reports, can be found on the Committee’s website at

2. Committee meetings are open to the public. Access is via St Stephen's Entrance for the House of Commons Committee Rooms and the main entrance on the Thames Embankment for Portcullis House Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 10 minutes to pass through security checks. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in the Committee Rooms.

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Mike Gapes (Chairman), Labour, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Labour, Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory, Conservative, Mr John Horam, Conservative, Mr Eric Illsley, Labour, Mr Paul Keetch, Liberal Democrats, Andrew Mackinlay, Labour, Mr Malcolm Moss, Conservative, Sandra Osborne, Labour, Mr Greg Pope, Labour, Mr Ken Purchase, Labour, Rt Hon Sir John Stanley, Conservative, Ms Gisela Stuart, Labour, Richard Younger-Ross, Liberal Democrats.

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