House of Lords Media Notices - February 2012

EU representatives appear before Lords in freshwater inquiry

27 Feb 2012
Two EU Commission officials will be quizzed by peers as part of their inquiry into EU freshwater policy

Peers probe industry giants on higher education in science subjects

27 Feb 2012
Microsoft Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline, Siemens and Rolls-Royce among those to give evidence to Lords in their inquiry into science, technology, engineering and maths subjects in higher education

Lords back UK Government's stance on powers of Scottish Parliament to call independence referendum

17 Feb 2012
Lords Constitution Committee calls for a single question referendum with no ‘devolution-max’ option

Lords welcome Government commitment to develop new long-term nuclear strategy

17 Feb 2012
Government respond to Lords Science and Technology Committee’s report on nuclear R&D capabilities to agree to produce a Strategy and Research and Development ‘Roadmap’

A secure future for investigative journalism

16 Feb 2012
Responsible investigative journalism is vital to our democracy and changes should enable it to flourish in the future, rather than being rooted in the past

New inquiry into Scottish Independence

15 Feb 2012
Lords committee to investigate economic implications for the UK of Scottish independence

Lords EU Comittee considers that fiscal compact agreement could be brought within the EU treaties

14 Feb 2012
Committee calls for Government to outline safeguards sought at December's European Council

Lords to press EU Commissioner on Financial Transaction Tax

14 Feb 2012
Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta, will face questions from the Lords EU Economic and Financial Affairs and International Trade Sub-Committee

Patient's safety still not secured, say Lords

13 Feb 2012
New EU proposals do not protect UK patients

Unified Patent Court

13 Feb 2012
Lords Committee quiz Intellectual Property Minister

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