Parliamentary business for the week beginning Monday 17 November 2014

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Monday 17 November 2014
2.15pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Country Land and Business Association and The National Farmers' Union
Subject: HS2: update
Witness(es): Sir David Higgins, Non-Executive Chair, HS2 Ltd
Location: University of Manchester
3.15pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Academies and maintained schools; oversight and intervention
Witness(es): Russell Hobby, General Secretary, National Association of Head Teachers and Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governors' Association; Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education and Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector, OFSTED
7pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Country Land and Business Association and the National Farmers' Union
Location: Room 5
Tuesday 18 November 2014
9.30amBusiness, Innovation and Skills
Subject: Government support for business
Witness(es): Naomi Clayton, Senior Analyst, Centre for Cities, Matthew Cross, West of England LEP and Mike Palin, Executive Director for Strategic Economic Development, Liverpool City Region LEP; Caroline Norbury MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Creative England, Jim Farmery, Director of Business Development, Creative England and Steve Futter, Senior Account Manager, Solent LEP
9.30amHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Country Land and Business Association, The National Farmers' Union and Sir William Cash MP
9.45amInternational Development
Subject: Parliamentary Strengthening
Witness(es): Alina Rocha Menocal, University of Birmingham and Overseas Development Institute and Charles Chauvel, UNDP; Sir Alan Haselhurst, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, Alistair Burt, British Group of the International Parliamentary Union, Andrew Tuggey, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK and Greg Power, Global Partners Governance; Crispin Poyser, Overseas Office, House of Commons and Francois Duluc, Assemblee Nationale
9.45amWelsh Affairs
Subject: Cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales
Witness(es): Alan Brace, ?Interim Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance and Procurement, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Angela Hopkins, Director of Nursing, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Helen Birtwhistle, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation; Jesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire and Action4OurCare
1pmBackbench Business
Subject: Proposals for backbench debates
Witness(es): Members of Parliament
2pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Country Land and Business Association, the National Farmers' Union and Sir William Cash MP
2.15pmDraft Protection of Charities Bill
Subject: No name for this Inquiry on 10/11/2014; Inquiry started 11/11/2014.
Location: Committee Room 4A
2.30pmForeign Affairs
Subject: UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Witness(es): Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Edward Oakden, Director Middle East and North Africa
3pmEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Food supply networks
Witness(es): Professor Chris Elliott, Director of the Institute for Global Food Safety, Mr Gary Copson, former Commander Metropolitan Police and Professor Pat Troop, former Deputy Chief Medical Officer
3.05pmCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Community Rights
Witness(es): Barney Mynott, Public Affairs Officer, NAVCA, Tom Stainer, Head of Communications, Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and Ghislaine Trehearne, Assistant Director of Planning and Development, British Property Federation; Nic Bliss, Chair, Confederation Of Co-Operative Housing, Jo Gooding, National Coordinator, UK Cohousing Network and Jennifer Line, Senior Researcher, Building & Social Housing Foundation
Location: The Ivy House, Nunhead
4.30pmHouse of Commons Governance
Subject: House of Commons Governance
Witness(es): Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Rt Hon Sir George Young MP and Mr Frank Doran MP; Michael Whitehouse, Chief Operating Officer, National Audit Office
Wednesday 19 November 2014
9.15amScience and Technology
Subject: GM foods and application of the precautionary principle in Europe
Witness(es): Professor Paul Nightingale, Deputy Director, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Professor Andy Stirling, Co-director, STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, Professor Joyce Tait, Director, Innogen Institute, University of Edinburgh and Sir Roland Jackson, Member, Nuffield Council on Bioethics; Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and Head of the Government Office for Science
9.20amHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Country Land and Business Association and The National Farmers' Union
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: Progress with automatic enrolment and pension reforms
Witness(es): Marcus Mason, Policy Manager: Employment and Skills, British Chambers of Commerce, Jim Bligh, Head of Public Services, Confederation of British Industry, Judith Hogarth, Interim Head of Employment and Pensions, EEF (The manufacturers’ organisation), Mike Cherry, National Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses and Dr Ros Altmann; Jane Vass, Head of Policy, Age UK, Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice, Chris Curry, Director, Pensions Policy Institute, Michelle Cracknell, Chief Executive, The Pensions Advisory Service and Tim Sharp, Pensions Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress
Subject: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Sex and Relationships Education in Schools
Witness(es): Philip Robinson, Religious Education Adviser, Catholic Education Service, Kate Persaud, Head of Citizenship, Fairlands Middle School, Yusuf Patel, Founder, SRE Islamic and Gillian Allcroft, Policy Manager, National Governors' Association; Alan Wood CBE, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services, and Corporate Director of Children’s Services, London Borough of Hackney, Lauriane Povey, Author, Veil of Anonymity, Dr Zoe Hilton, Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command, National Crime Agency and Eleanor Moody, Advocacy Manager, Girlguiding
9.45amHuman Rights
Subject: Violence against women and girls
Witness(es): Charlotte Dewar, Independent Press Standards Organisation, Tony Close, Ofcom, Alice Marsden, Ofcom and Jo Costello, Ending Victimisation and Blame
Location: 3A
9.45amInternational Development
Subject: Jobs and Livelihoods
Witness(es): Hon Stephen Lashley MP (Barbados) Minister for Culture, Sport and Youth, Hon Sammy Koech MP (Kenya) and Hon Danilo Forte MP (Brazil); Hon Shakila Hashimi MNA (Afghanistan), Hon Dorris Dlakude, MP (South Africa) and Hon Amina Mohamed Mwindau MP (Tanzania)
2pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Country Land and Business Association and The National Farmers' Union
2.15pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Financial sustainability of NHS bodies
Witness(es): Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Peter Green, Chief Clinical Officer, Medway CCG and Andy Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Richard Douglas, Director General of Finance and NHS, Department of Health, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England, Dr David Bennett, Chief Executive, Monitor and David Flory CBE, Chief Executive, NHS Trust Development Authority
2.15pmEnvironmental Audit
Subject: Sustainable Development Goals
Witness(es): Andrew Scott, Research Fellow, Climate and Environment Programme, Overseas Development Institute, Helen Dennis, Senior Advisor, Poverty and Inequality, Christian Aid and Dominic White, Head of International Development Policy, WWF; Thomas Lingard, Global Advocacy Director, Unilever, Michael Gidney, Chief Executive, Fairtrade Foundation and Jamie Agombar, Head of Sustainability, National Union of Students
2.30pmEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Defra performance in 2013-14
Witness(es): Bronwyn Hill CBE, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30pmNorthern Ireland Affairs
Subject: Administrative scheme for “on-the-runs”
Witness(es): Sir Bill Jeffrey, former Political Director, Northern Ireland Office; Sir Jonathan Phillips, former Permanent Secretary, Northern Ireland Office
Subject: Written Parliamentary question answering performance in 2013-14
Witness(es): Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and Dame Ursula Brennan DCB, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice
Thursday 20 November 2014
9.30amHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): HS2 Action Alliance Ltd
10amHouse of Commons Governance
Subject: House of Commons Governance
Witness(es): Lawrence Ward, Serjeant at Arms and Robin Fell, Principal Doorkeeper; Oonagh Gay OBE, Senior Library Clerk; Ken Gall, President of the Trade Union Side and Dave Penman, General Secretary, FDA
Friday 21 November 2014
No business has been announced for this day.

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