Parliamentary business for Wednesday 7 January 2015

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TimeBusiness
9.15amScience and Technology
Subject: GM foods and application of the precautionary principle in Europe
Witness(es): Professor Rosie Hails, Chair, Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment, Professor Peter Gregory, Chair, Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes and Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency; Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Science, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Life Sciences, Department for Health and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review
Witness(es): Tony Wilson, Policy Director, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion, Philip J Connolly, Policy and Communications Manager, Disability Rights UK, Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association, Paul Farmer, Chief Executive Officer, Mind and Matthew Oakley, author of the independent review of JSA sanctions validated by the Jobseekers Act 2013; Keith Dryburgh, Policy Manager, Citizens Advice Scotland, Professor Peter Dwyer, Professor of Social Policy, University of York, and Principal Investigator, Welfare Conditionality project, Nikki Hart, Blackpool Food Partnership Co-ordinator, Methodist Action North West, Chris Mould, Chairman, The Trussell Trust and Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
9.45amEducation
Subject: Careers guidance follow-up
Witness(es): Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State, Department for Education
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.45amHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Kyn and Vicki Aizlewood, Anthony Cotterill, Ruth Jackson, Sandra and David Perkins and James and Alison Fielding
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
10amEnergy and Climate Change
Subject: Outcomes of Lima COP 20
Witness(es): Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Pete Betts, Director, International Climate Change, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Ben Lyons, Head of International Negotiations, Department of Energy and Climate Change
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Christopher Blomfield, Shaun Pitt, Ann and Ian De Worringham and Deirdre and Michael Vernon
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
2.15pmEnvironmental Audit
Subject: Climate change adaptation
Witness(es): Tony Glover, Energy Networks Association, Professor Jim Hall, Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium, Allen Creedy, Federation of Small Businesses, John Dora, Infrastructure Operators Adaptation Forum and Brian Smith, Review of the Resilience of the Transport Network to Extreme Weather Events
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmDefence
Subject: Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14
Witness(es): Jon Thompson, Permanent Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence and David Williams, Acting Director General Finance, Ministry of
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2.45pmTreasury
Subject: Press briefing of information in the Financial Conduct Authority’s 2014/15 Business Plan
Witness(es): James Palmer, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills and Chairman, Listing Authority Advisory Panel and Otto Thoresen, Director General, Association of British Insurers; Graham Beale, Chairman, Practitioner Panel, Financial Conduct Authority, Paul Swann, Chairman, Market Practitioner Panel, Financial Conduct Authority and Andrew Turberville Smith, Chairman, Smaller Business Practitioner Panel, Financial Conduct Authority
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
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