HL Deb 16 June 2003 vol 649 c81WA
Lord Desai

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will hold an event to consider the Convention on the Future of Europe. [HL3345]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will hold a half-day seminar for parliamentarians on the Convention on the Future of Europe. This will take place in the Locarno Suite of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on Tuesday 17 June, between 09.15 and 13.00.

This offers Members and Peers an opportunity, outside of Parliament, to hear a variety of views on the Convention on the Future of Europe, and to discuss these issues with some prominent speakers. This will include the Foreign Secretary; the Government's representatives to the Convention, Peter Hain MP and Baroness Scotland; our parliamentary representatives, Professor Alan Dashwood and the Polish Ambassador.

A provisional programme for the seminar is available on the FCO website at www.europe.gov.uk

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