10. März 2020 19:00
The European Union Committee of the House of Lords scrutinizes the UK Government’s
policies and actions in respect of the EU, including its policies on Brexit. It considers and seeks
to influence the development of policies and draft laws proposed by the EU institutions, and
more generally represents the House of Lords in its dealings with the EU institutions and other
The lecture will discuss the structure and function of the House of Lords, and in particular, the
role of its select committee on the European Union. Rosanna will discuss the Committee’s work
before the 1916 Referendum, the period running up to the departure from the EU, and
opportunities and challenges for the rest of 2020.
Rosanna Barry’s academic background is in science (University of Bristol) and law (University
of London). She joined the House of Lord’s Administration in 2017 as a policy advisor to the
EU Internal Market Committee and was later promoted to committee clerk (head of secretariat).
In November 2019, Rosanna was appointed as the House of Lord’s Representative to the EU,
working between London and Brussels. Before joining the House of Lords, Rosanna worked
on financial services regulation and policy for UBS Bank’s London office.