Parliamentary business for Wednesday 29 October 2014

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9.15amScience and Technology
Subject: GM foods and application of the precautionary principle in Europe
Witness(es): Síle Lane, Director of Campaigns, Sense About Science, Dr Jack Stilgoe, Lecturer in Social Studies of Science, University College London and Professor Brian Wynne, Professor of Science Studies, Lancaster University; Sue Davies, Chief Policy Adviser, Which? and Jon Woolven, Strategy and Innovation Director, Institute of Grocery Distribution; Dr Helen Ferrier, Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser, National Farmers’ Union, Peter Melchett, Policy Director, The Soil Association and Professor Ian Crute, Non-Executive Director, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Older Prisoners: follow-up
Witness(es): Andrew Selous MP and Michael Spurr
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: Employment support for disabled people: Access to Work
Witness(es): Mr Mark Harper MP, Minister for Disabled People, Department for Work and Pensions and Colin Stewart, Work Services Director
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.45amHuman Rights
Subject: Violence against women and girls
Witness(es): Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive, Refuge; Sara Browne, Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation, Rosie Lewis, the Angelou Centre and Rachel Horman
Location: 3
10amBusiness, Innovation and Skills
Subject: Business-University Collaboration
Witness(es): Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
2.15pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Managing and replacing the Aspire contract
Witness(es): Liam Maxwell, Chief Technology Officer, HM Government
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
2.30pmEuropean Scrutiny
Subject: UK's Commissioner-elect
Witness(es): Rt Hon Lord Hill of Oareford CBE
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
2.30pmEnvironmental Audit
Subject: Sustainable Development Goals
Witness(es): Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State, Department for International Development, Melinda Bohannon, Deputy Director, Post-2015 Goals, Department for International Development and James Jansen, Policy Adviser, International, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Subject: The situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Witness(es): Professor Marc Weller, Cambridge University, Professor Adam Roberts, Oxford University and Dr Adrian Gallagher, Leeds University; Aaron Stein, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Debt Management Office Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14
Witness(es): Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive, Debt Management Office, Jo Whelan, Deputy Chief Executive, and Co-Head of Policy and Markets, Debt Management Office and Jim Juffs, Chief Operating Officer, Debt Management Office
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2.45pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Fraud and error in Housing Benefit
Witness(es): Andrew Stevens, Assistant Director (Customer Delivery), East Kent Services and Ian Adams, Director, Financial Operations and Customer Services, Islington Council; Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, DWP, Mike Driver, Director General (Finance) and Steve Buckingham, SRO for Housing Benefit, including Fraud & Error, DWP
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
3pmEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Food security: demand, consumption and waste
Witness(es): Dr Liz Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, WRAP, Dr Richard Swannell, Director, WRAP and Maria Ana Neves, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Plan Zheroes; Tim Smith, Group Quality Director, Tesco plc; Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive, Fresh Produce Consortium
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Central Lobby

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