Parliamentary business for the week beginning Monday 15 December 2014

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Monday 15 December 2014
TimeBusiness
2pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Kingsbury Parish Council, Kingsbury & District Stop HS2 Action Group, Sharon and Richard Meanley, Peter and Michaela Norman and Nigel and Janice Howes
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
3pmBusiness, Innovation and Skills
Subject: Government support for business
Witness(es): Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for Business and Enterprise, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Adam Micklethwaite, Deputy Director, Business Support Delivery, Guy Warrington, Director, English Regions, UKTI and Jan Dixon, Deputy Director, Regional Growth Fund
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
3.15pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Control over funding for alternative higher education bodies
Witness(es): Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Mick Laverty, Chief Executive, Student Loans Company, Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England and Rod Bristow, President, UK and Core Markets, Pearson
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
4.05pmTransport
Subject: NATS: failure in air traffic management systems
Witness(es): Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State, Department for Transport and Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
4.30pmPublic Administration
Subject: Civil Service Skills
Witness(es): Hilary Spencer, Director, Civil Service Learning, Chris Last, Head of Civil Service Human Resources, Cabinet Office and Oliver Robbins, Director General for the Civil Service, Cabinet Office; Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
4.30pmHome Affairs
Subject: The Work of the Home Secretary
Witness(es): Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
4.45pmTransport
Subject: Investing in the railway
Witness(es): Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State and Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
5.15pmPolitical and Constitutional Reform
Subject: The future of devolution after the referendum
Witness(es): Akash Paun, Fellow, Institute for Government and Paul Swinney, Senior Economist, Centre for Cities
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
7pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Kingsbury Parish Council, Kingsbury & District Stop HS2 Action Group, Sharon and Richard Meanley, Peter and Michaela Norman and Nigel and Janice Howes
Location: room 5
Tuesday 16 December 2014
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
Wednesday 17 December 2014
TimeBusiness
9.15amScience and Technology
Subject: Funding the Royal Botanic Gardens
Witness(es): Professor Mary Gibby, UK Plant Sciences Federation, Professor Georgina Mace, Fellow, The Royal Society and Sir Neil Chalmers, Chair of a 2010 independent review of Kew Gardens, commissioned by Defra; Richard Deverell, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Professor Kathy Willis, Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Julie Flanagan, Full time officer, Prospect and Ken Bailey, Trade union side lead for PCS, Prospect and GMB; Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for natural environment and science, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Location: Cambridge Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
9.30amEducation
Subject: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Sex and Relationships Education in Schools
Witness(es): Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State, Department for Education
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: Progress with automatic enrolment and pension reforms
Witness(es): Christopher Woolard, Director, Policy, Risk and Research Division, Financial Conduct Authority, David Geale, Director of Policy, Financial Conduct Authority, Stephen Soper, Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator and Charles Counsell, Executive Director, Automatic Enrolment, The Pensions Regulator
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10.15amEnvironmental Audit
Subject: Arctic follow-up
Witness(es): Ben Ayliffe, Head of Campaigns for Arctic Programme, Greenpeace and Charlie Kronick, Senior Programme Advisor, Greenpeace; Ole Kristian Bjerkemo, Head of Arctic Council Working Group on Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.05pmTransport
Subject: NATS: failure in air traffic management systems
Witness(es): Richard Deakin, Chief Executive, National Air Traffic Services, Martin Rolfe, Managing Director Operations, National Air Traffic Services and Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
2.15pmEnvironmental Audit
Subject: Arctic follow-up
Witness(es): Edwin Verdonk, Vice President, Europe, Russia and CIS, Shell International Ltd and Peter Velez, Oil Spill Response Consultant
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmDefence
Subject: Future Force 2020
Witness(es): Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence, Air Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability) and Peter Watkins, Director General Security Policy, Ministry of Defence
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2.45pmTreasury
Subject: Autumn Statement
Witness(es): Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury and James Bowler, Director, Strategy, Planning and Budget, HM Treasury
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
4.15pmTreasury
Subject: Revisions to the UK’s EU budget contribution
Witness(es): Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury and Mark Bowman, Director General, International and EU, HM Treasury
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Thursday 18 December 2014
TimeBusiness
11.05amForeign Affairs
Subject: The UK's relations with Hong Kong: 30 years after the Joint Declaration
Witness(es): Avery Ng, Vice Chairman, League of Social Democrats, Hong Kong
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Friday 19 December 2014
The House of Commons will be in recess from Friday 19 December. The House next sat on Monday 05 January 2015.
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