Parliamentary business for Tuesday 16 December 2014

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TimeBusiness
9.30amBusiness, Innovation and Skills
Subject: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP
Witness(es): Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester; Professor Sir David Edward, KCMG, QC, Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
9.30amWelsh Affairs
Subject: Cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales
Witness(es): Dr Alan Rees RCP, Vice President for Wales, Royal College of Physicians, Dr Frank Joseph RCP, Acute Care Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Dr Stephen Kelly, Welsh Consultants Committee, British Medical Association Wales and Dr Peter Horvarth-Howard, General Practitioners Committee, British Medical Association Wales; Andrew Wilson-Webb, Chief Executive, Rarer Cancers Foundation and Emma Hughes, Development Officer for Wales, Genetic Alliance UK; Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health , Ben Dyson, Director of NHS Group, Department of Health and Ian Dodge, National Director for Commissioning Strategy, NHS England
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9.30amEnergy and Climate Change
Subject: Progress on smart meter roll-out
Witness(es): Jonathan Simcock, Managing Director, Smart DCC Ltd. and Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive, Smart Energy GB; Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DECC, Daron Walker, Senior Responsible Officer, Smart Meters, DECC, Alan Over, Deputy Programme Director, Smart Metering Implementation Programme, DECC, Rob Church, Partner, Retail Markets, Ofgem and Rachel Fletcher, Senior Partner, Markets Division, Ofgem
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.50amHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Middleton Parish Council, Middleton HS2 Action Group and Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
10amTreasury
Subject: Press briefing of information in the Financial Conduct Authority’s 2014/15 Business Plan
Witness(es): Clive Adamson, Director of Supervision, Financial Conduct Authority; Zitah McMillan, Director of Communications and International, Financial Conduct Authority
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10amDefence
Subject: Decision-making in Defence Policy
Witness(es): Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, former HM Ambassador to Kabul, and former Special Representative to the Foreign Secretary for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Brigadier (Rtd) Ed Butler ; Lieutenant General (Rtd) Sir Robert Fry and Desmond Bowen, former Director General of Policy, Ministry of Defence
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10amInternational Development
Subject: Jobs and Livelihoods
Witness(es): David Woollcombe, President, Peace Child International, Andrew Devenport, Youth Business International and Gerry Boyle, Senior Policy Adviser, Private Sector Engagement, CARE International UK; Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh, Mike Bird, Operations Manager, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, Deepta Chopra, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies and Mosharraf Hossain, Director of Policy and Influencing, ADD International
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10.30amCulture, Media and Sport
Subject: Society Lotteries
Witness(es): Andy Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, Camelot, Daniel Dyball, Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Camelot , Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund and Carole Souter, Chief Executive, Heritage Lottery Fund; Mrs Helen Grant, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport and Tourism, DCMS, Mr Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society, Cabinet Office and Jenny Williams, Chief Executive, Gambling Commission
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
1pmBackbench Business
Subject: Proposals for backbench debates
Witness(es): Members of Parliament
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
2pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Josephine and Paul Hollis, Elaine Foulkes and Dan Byles MP
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
2.15pmDraft Protection of Charities Bill
Subject: Draft Protection of Charities Bill
Witness(es): William Shawcross, Chairman, Charity Commission and Michelle Russell, Head of Investigations and Enforcement, Charity Commission
Location: 4A
2.30pmForeign Affairs
Subject: The UK's relations with Hong Kong: 30 years after the Joint Declaration
Witness(es): Jonathan Fenby, CBE, Managing Director of China team at Trusted Sources and Editor of South China Morning Post, 1995–2000; Hui Sin Tung and Tang Chi Tak
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmHealth
Subject: 2014 accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission
Witness(es): David Prior, Chairman, Care Quality Commission and David Behan CBE, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
2.50pmCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Pre-appointment Hearing for the Housing Ombudsman
Witness(es): Denise Fowler, Preferred Candidate for the position of Housing Ombudsman
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3.15pmScottish Affairs
Subject: The Smith Commission: Proposals for Further Devolution to Scotland
Witness(es): Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
4pmLiaison
Subject: Evidence from the Prime Minister: December 2014
Witness(es): Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
4.15pmCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government 2013-14
Witness(es): Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
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