Parliamentary business for Tuesday 5 December 2017

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9.30amHome Affairs
Subject: Home Office delivery of Brexit: policing and security cooperation
Witness(es): Sir Alan Dashwood QC, Emeritus Professor of European Law, University of Cambridge, and Barrister, Henderson Chambers Piet Eeckhout, Professor of EU Law, University College London Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law, Queen Mary University of London Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner Steve Wood, Deputy Information Commissioner – Policy Professor Lorna Woods, Director of Research, School of Law, University of Essex
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
9.45amScottish Affairs
Subject: Sustainable employment in Scotland
Witness(es): Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Chris Thompson, Director, Labour Market, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Damian Hinds MP, Minister of State for Employment Phil Martin, Deputy Director, Labour Market, Department for Work and Pensions
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9.45amBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Subject: Leaving the EU: implications for the pharmaceuticals industry
Witness(es): Mike Thompson, Chief Executive, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry John Smith, Chief Executive, Propriety Association of Great Britain Paul Fleming, Technical Director, British Generic Manufacturers Association Mark Hicken, Managing Director UK & Ireland for Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson Peter Ballard. Managing Director, Xiromed
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
9.45amPublic Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Subject: Civil Service effectiveness
Witness(es): Lord Maude, Former Minister for the Cabinet Office Baroness Finn, former Government adviser on Civil Service reform Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP, former Minister for Government Policy, Cabinet Office
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Budget Autumn 2017
Witness(es): Andrew Courts, Member, Global Forum for Taxation, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Frank Haskew, Head of Tax Faculty, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Ray McCann, Deputy President, Chartered Institute of Taxation
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Accountability hearings
Witness(es): Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, Department for Education Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education Vicky Beer, Regional Schools Commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Department for Education John Edwards, Regional Schools Commissioner for East Midlands and the Humber, Department for Education
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10.30amEnvironmental Audit
Subject: F-gases
Witness(es): Professor Richard Macrory, University College London and UKELA Dr Annalisa Savaresi, Stirling University Professor Panos Koutrakos, City University London Martyn Cooper, Commercial Manager, Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) Mr Mike Nankivell, Chairman of the F-gas Implementation Group, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board Graeme Fox, Head of REFCOM Scheme Clare Perry, Climate Campaign Leader, Environmental Investigation Agency
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Subject: The DExEU position paper: Foreign policy, defence and development: a future partnership paper
Witness(es): Lord Ricketts GCMG GCVO Sophia Besch, Centre for European Reform Professor Gwythian Prins
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmBackbench Business
Subject: Proposals for backbench debates
Witness(es): Members of Parliament
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Brexit: the regulation of medicines, medical devices and substances of human origin
Witness(es): Martin Sawer, Executive Director of the Healthcare Distribution Association Richard Freudenberg, Secretary-General of the British Association of European Pharmaceutical Distributors Dr Andrew Grainger, University of Nottingham Dr Jeanette Dickson, Vice President, Faculty of Clinical Oncology, Royal College of Radiologists Ian Bateman, Director of Quality, NHS Blood and Transplant Professor Jean McHale, Professor of Health Care Law, University of Birmingham Liz Carroll, Chief Executive, The Haemophilia Society Fiona Loud, Policy Director, Kidney Care UK
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2.45pmForeign Affairs
Subject: Kurdish aspirations and the interests of the UK
Witness(es): Karwan Jamal Tahir, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) High Representative to the United Kingdom Alan Semo, Representative of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) to the United Kingdom Bill Park, Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London Robert Lowe, Deputy Director, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Subject: The Royal Marines and UK amphibious capability
Witness(es): Lieutenant General (Rtd) Sir Robert Fry KCB CBE RM Major General (Rtd) Julian Thompson CB OBE RM Nick Childs, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies Dr Peter Roberts, Director, Military Sciences, Royal United Services Institute
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
4.15pmWelsh Affairs
Subject: The Cancellation of Rail Electrification in South Wales
Witness(es): Mark Carne, Chief Executive, Network Rail Mark Hopwood, Managing Director, Great Western Railway David Clarke, Technical Director, Railway Industry Association
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
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