Parliamentary business for Wednesday 16 December 2015

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TimeBusiness
9.30amEducation
Subject: Mental health and well-being of looked after children
Witness(es): Lisa Harker, Director of Strategy, Policy and Evidence, NSPCC Kevin Williams, Chief Executive, The Fostering Network Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive, Young Minds David Graham, National Director, Care Leavers' Association Tony Clifford, Head of Virtual School for Children in Care, City of Stoke-on-Trent Carol Jones, Specialist for Leadership and Teacher Professionalism, Association of School and College Leaders Natasha Devon MBE, Founder, Self-Esteem Team
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
9.30amHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): Marina Arnold Janine Sachs and others Caroline Schuck and Jeremy Lewison Petitioners from Adelaide Road Petitioners from North of England's Lane Petitioners from Alexandra Place Zoological Society of London University College London HS1 Ltd
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
9.45amWork and Pensions
Subject: Understanding the new State Pension
Witness(es): Anne Keen, Women Against State Pension Inequality Lin Phillips, Women Against State Pension Inequality Kate Smith, Aegon UK Dr Deborah Cooper, Mercer Phil McEvoy, Prospect
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10amEnergy and Climate Change
Subject: Outcomes of Paris COP 21
Witness(es): Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change Pete Betts, Director, International Climate Change, Department of Energy and Climate Change Ben Lyon, Head of International Negotiations, Department of Energy and Climate Change
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
1pmPublic Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Subject: Appointment of the UK's delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Witness(es): Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Leader of the House
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
2pmHigh Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Witness(es): As for morning session, unless already heard.
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
2.15pmCulture, Media and Sport
Subject: BBC Charter Review
Witness(es): Lord Hall, Director-General, BBC James Purnell, Director of Strategy and Operations, BBC
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2.15pmEnvironmental Audit
Subject: Assessment of EU/UK Environmental Policy
Witness(es): Dr Diane Mitchell, Chief Environment Adviser, National Farmers Union Angus Evers, Member and Co-convenor of the Waste Working Party, UK Environmental Law Association Martin Harper, Director of Conservation, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Prof Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency Pieter De Pous, EU Policy Director, European Environmental Bureau Martin Nesbit, Senior Fellow and Head of Environment and Climate Governance Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Farmgate prices
Witness(es): Tim Smith, Tesco Group Quality Director, Tesco Alex Brown, Fresh Trading Director, Morrisons Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury's Brand, Sainsbury's
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
2.30pmPublic Accounts
Subject: E-Borders
Witness(es): Michael Cavanagh, Manager Facilitation, British Airways Sue MacKenzie, Operations Director, P&O Ferries Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary, Home Office Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General, Border Force Lin Homer, former Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency Richard Daniel, CEO, Raytheon UK
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
2.45pmHome Affairs
Subject: The work of the Home Secretary
Witness(es): Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
3.30pmHuman Rights
Subject: The UK Government's policy on the use of drones for targeted killing
Witness(es): Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence
4.15pmDraft Investigatory Powers Bill
Subject: Draft Investigatory Powers Bill
Witness(es): Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre National Crime Agency David Davis MP Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Peter Carter QC Martin Chamberlain QC Matthew Ryder QC Graham Smith, solicitor
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