House of Lords to Conduct Inquiry on Impact of Economic Sanctions
The U.K. Parliament's House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs has commenced an inquiry into the impact of economic sanctions. The inquiry will gather evidence on the purpose and effectiveness of economic sanctions, including financial sanctions and trade and commodity sanctions. It also intends to consider whether the U.K Government's policy in this area is "coherent and effective." A call for evidence was issued on June 14, 2006 and is available at the following link: www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/CfEEASanctions.pdf. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2006.