Parliamentary business for the week beginning Monday 25 March 2019

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Monday 25 March 2019
4pmHousing, Communities and Local Government
Subject: Brexit and local government
Witness(es): Councillor Kevin Bentley, Brexit Task and Finish Group, Local Government Association Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of the Council, Portsmouth City Council Councillor Sue Murphy, Core Cities Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Location: Other
4pmPublic Accounts
Subject: The apprenticeships programme: progress review
Witness(es): Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education Eileen Milner, Chief Executive, Education and Skills Funding Agency Keith Smith, Director of the Apprenticeship Programme, Education and Skills Funding Agency Sir Gerry Berragan, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Location: Other
Subject: Local roads funding and governance
Witness(es): Jesse Norman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport Anthony Boucher, Head of Local Infrastructure, Department for Transport
Location: Other
4.30pmHigh Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
Witness(es): Deborah Fazan Residents' Commissioner
Location: Other
Tuesday 26 March 2019
9.30amBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Subject: Energy efficiency
Witness(es): Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change Philip Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission Sarah Kostense-Winterton, Executive Director, Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers Association Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure and Energy, CBI Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure and Energy, CBI
Location: Other
9.30amScience and Technology
Subject: Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending
Witness(es): Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation Rebecca Endean, Director of Strategy, UK Research and Innovation Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Deparrtment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Jenny Dibden, Director, Science Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Harriet Wallace, Director, International Science and Innovation Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Location: Other
9.30amHigh Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
Subject: High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
Witness(es): James Strachan, QC, Essex Chambers Tim Smart, Chief Engineer, High Speed 2
Location: Other
10amHome Affairs
Subject: Serious violence
Witness(es): Professor Fiona Measham, Professor of Criminology, University of Durham Steve Rodhouse, Director General (Operations), NCA Harry Shapiro, Director, Drugwise Dr Mike Shiner, Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Dave Thompson QPM, Chief Constable of West Midlands Police
Location: Other
Subject: Progress in the implementation of the Lammy Review's recommendations
Witness(es): Laurie Hunte, Criminal Justice Programme Manager, Barrow Cadbury Trust Jessica Mullen, Policy Manager, Clinks Jabeer Butt, CEO, Race Equality Foundation Nina Champion, Director, Criminal Justice Alliance Mr David Lammy MP
Location: Other
10amInternational Development
Subject: DFID's work on disability
Witness(es): Dr Tamsyn Barton, Chief Commissioner Paul Spray, Team Leader on ICAI’s Rapid Review into DFID’s approach to disability in development, Independent Commission for Aid Impact Rt Hon Lord Bates, Minister for International Development Gerard Howe, Head of Inclusive Societies Department Rachel Kean, Disability Adviser for the Disability Inclusion Team, Department for International Development
Location: Other
10amPublic Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Subject: The Role of Parliament in the UK Constitution: Authorising the Use of Military Force
Witness(es): General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE, former Commander Joint Forces Command Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy GCB CBE DSO, Chief of the Air Staff from 2006 to 2009 Admiral The Rt. Hon. The Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff from 2002 to 2006
Location: Other
10.15amScottish Affairs
Subject: Access to Financial Services
Witness(es): Sheena Boyd, Director, Scottish Rural Action James Daley, Member, Access to Cash Review Caroline Normand, Director of Advocacy, Which? Derek Young, Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland
Location: Other
10.15amEnvironmental Audit
Subject: UK export finance
Witness(es): Yavuz Akturk, Director, ENKA UK Construction Limited Kagan Yalcın, ENKA UK Construction Limited
Location: Other
10.30amDigital, Culture, Media and Sport
Subject: Lessons from the First World War Centenary
Witness(es): Matt Anderson, Deputy High Commissioner, Australian High Commission, London Diane Lees CBE, Director-General, Imperial War Museum Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham Jenny Waldman CBE, Director 14-18 NOW Lord Ashton of Hyde, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Dr Andrew Murrisun MP, Prime Minister’s Special Representative for the Centenary Commemoration of the First World War Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, National Lottery Heritage Fund
Location: Other
11amPublic Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Subject: Governance of statistics
Witness(es): Clare Lombardelli, Director General, Chief Economic Adviser, HM Treasury Dr Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor, Bank of England Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility
Location: Other
Subject: Global Islamist Terrorism
Witness(es): Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Security Minister Chris Felton, Head of Joint International Counter Terrorism Unit (JICTU), Home Office
Location: Other
2.15pmWelsh Affairs
Subject: Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales
Witness(es): Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Ann- Therese Farmer, Deputy Director, Energy and Transport Tax, HM Treasury
Location: Other
2.30pmHealth and Social Care
Subject: Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis
Witness(es): Professor Andrew Goddard, President, Royal College of Physicians Professor Finbar O'Callaghan, President, British Paediatric Neurology Association Baroness Blackwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Health and Social Care Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, Home Office Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England
Location: Other
2.30pmBackbench Business
Subject: Proposals for backbench debates
Witness(es): Members of Parliament
Location: Other
Wednesday 27 March 2019
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: Welfare safety net: follow-up
Witness(es): Justin Tomlinson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions Neil Couling, Director General, Universal Credit Programme Donna Ward, Policy Director, Children, Families and Disadvantage
Location: Other
9.30amEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Is Defra ready for Brexit?
Witness(es): Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment Lord Gardiner, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity Rt Hon Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food David Rutley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Location: Other
9.30amNorthern Ireland Affairs
Subject: Work of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 2017-19
Witness(es): Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Location: Other
Subject: Taxi and private hire reform in England
Witness(es): Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haq, Chair, Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing
Location: Other
9.50amWomen and Equalities
Subject: Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Witness(es): Professor Sir David Metcalfe CBE, Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Location: Other
Subject: Knife crime
Witness(es): Mark Simmons, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, London Metropolitan Police Sir Michael Wilshaw, Professor of Education and Director of Multi-Academy Trusts, St Mary’s University Will Linden, Deputy Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit Carlie Thomas, Senior Caseworker Rescue & Response, St Giles Trust
Location: Other
Subject: The work of the Debt Management Office
Witness(es): Sir Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive, Debt Management Office Jo Whelan, Deputy Chief Executive and Co-Head of Policy and Markets, Debt Management Office Jim Juffs, Chief Operating Officer, Debt Management Office
Location: Other
Subject: Should there be a Commons Budget Committee?
Witness(es): Kirsty Blackman MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy) Peter Dowd MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Location: Other
2.30pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Local Government Governance and Accountability
Witness(es): Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government Dr Jo Farrar, Director General, Local Government and Public Services, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Alex Skinner, Director, Local Government Finance, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Location: Other
2.45pmEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Is Defra ready for Brexit?
Witness(es): Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Location: Other
3.15pmHuman Rights
Subject: The detention of young people with learning disabilities and autism
Witness(es): Simon Duffy, Director, Centre for Welfare Reform Dame Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children
Location: Other
3.25pmStanding Orders (Private Bills)
Subject: High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill
Location: Other
3.30pmForeign Affairs
Subject: Global Britain: the future of UK sanctions policy
Witness(es): Maya Lester QC
Location: Other
Thursday 28 March 2019
No business has been announced for this day.
Friday 29 March 2019
The House of Commons will be in recess. The House will next sit on Saturday 30 March 2019.

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