Parliamentary business for Tuesday 1 December 2015

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9.15amBusiness, Innovation and Skills
Subject: Assessing quality in Higher Education
Witness(es): Megan Dunn, President, National Union of Students Sally Hunt, General Secretary, University and College Union Professor Jon Scott, Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Experience), University of Leicester Stuart Cannell, Student reviewer with the Quality Assurance Agency QAA Professor James Wilsdon, University of Sussex Matt Hiely-Rayner, Head of Planning, Kingston University John Gill, Editor, Times Higher Education Nicki Horseman, Lead HE Data Analyst, Times Higher Education Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester and Chair of GuildHE Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University and Chair of million+ John Widdowson, Principal of New College Durham and President of the Association of Colleges Professor David Maguire, Vice Chancellor of the University of Greenwich (on behalf of University Alliance) Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham (on behalf of the Russell Group)
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
9.30amHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): London Borough of Camden Craig Douglas
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
9.30amEducation
Subject: Holocaust education
Witness(es): Dame Helen Hyde, Headmistress, Watford Grammar School for Girls Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles MP, UK Envoy on Post-Holocaust Issues Paul Salmons, Director, Centre for Holocaust Education Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust Andy Lawrence, History Teacher, Hampton School Sarah O'Hanlon, Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador Mrs Gertrude Silman, Honorary Life President, Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association Professor Michael Rosen, Professor of Children's Literature, Goldsmith University of London
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.45amJustice
Subject: Prison safety
Witness(es): Andrew Selous MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Justice Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, National Offender Management Service
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10.30amCulture, Media and Sport
Subject: Establishing World-Class Connectivity Throughout the UK
Witness(es): Nick Parbutt, Director of Strategy, Vodafone David Wheeldon, ‎Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BSkyB
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
10.30amInternational Development
Subject: Sustainable Development Goals
Witness(es): Ben Jackson, Chief Executive, Bond Nik Sekhran, Chief of Profession, Sustainable Development, United Nations Development Programme Dr Andrew Norton, Director, International Institute for Environment and Development Jessica Woodroffe, Director, Gender and Development Network Thomas Wheeler, Conflict and Security Advisor, Saferworld
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
10.30amEnergy and Climate Change
Subject: Investor confidence in the UK energy sector
Witness(es): Alan White, Director, Carlton Power Limited Andrew Koss, Chief Executive, Drax Power, Drax Power Group Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy Danielle Lane, Head of Regulatory and Statekholder Relations, DONG Energy UK
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
11.30amDefence
Subject: Defence expenditure and the 2% pledge
Witness(es): Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence Air Marshal Sir Steven Hillier KCB CBE DFC RAF, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Capability) Peter Watkins CBE, Director General for Security Policy, Ministry of Defence
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
12.15pmDefence
Subject: Publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review
Witness(es): Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence Air Marshal Sir Steven Hillier KCB CBE DFC RAF, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Capability) Peter Watkins CBE, Director General for Security Policy, Ministry of Defence
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
1.30pmTreasury
Subject: The economic and financial costs and benefits of UK membership of the EU
Witness(es): Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury Mark Bowman, Director General, International and EU, HM Treasury
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2.15pmHome Affairs
Subject: Countering extremism
Witness(es): Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General, Border Force Haras Rafiq, Managing Director, Quilliam Farooq Aftab, National Spokesperson, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK Megan Dunn, President, National Union of Students Julius Weinberg, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.15pmScience and Technology
Subject: Big data dilemma
Witness(es): Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society Paul Maltby, Director of Data, Government Digital Service Gavin Starks, Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Rebecca Endean, Director, Research Base, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Baroness Shields, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport Peter Knight, Deputy Director, Research and Development Directorate, Department of Health
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
2.30pmHealth
Subject: Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of the CQC
Witness(es): Peter Wyman CBE
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
3pmTreasury
Subject: Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015
Witness(es): Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury Clare Lombardelli, Director of Strategy, Planning and Budget, HM Treasury Julian Kelly, Director General, Public Spending and Finance, HM Treasury
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
3pmForeign Affairs
Subject: Libya: examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s future policy options
Witness(es): Rt Hon Lord Hague of Richmond Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
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