Parliamentary business for the week beginning Monday 11 December 2017

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Monday 11 December 2017
3.45pmWork and Pensions
Subject: PIP and ESA assessments
Witness(es): Anna Bird, Executive Director, Policy and Research, Scope Victoria Holloway, Public Affairs Manager, Sense and Co-Chair, Disability Benefits Consortium Kayley Hignell, Head of Policy, Citizen’s Advice Rob Holland, Public Affairs Manager, Mencap and Co-Chair, Disability Benefits Consortium
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
4pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Exiting the EU
Witness(es): Philip Rycroft, Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office James Bowler, Director General for Public Spending, HM Treasury
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
4pmCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Housing for older people
Witness(es): Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 12 December 2017
9.15amBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Subject: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft domestic gas and electricity (tariff cap) bill
Witness(es): Martin Cave, Group Member, Energy Market Investigation, CMA Simeon Thornton, Project Director, Energy Market Investigation, CMA Lesley Ainsworth, Group Member, Energy Market Investigation, CMA Stephen Littlechild, Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Stephen Smith, Director Flipper and Global-365 plc Victoria MacGregor, Director of Energy, Citizens Advice Pete Moorey, Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs, Which? James Taylor, Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs, Scope Peter Smith, Director of Policy and Research, National Energy Action
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
9.30amHome Affairs
Subject: Harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics
Witness(es): Councillor Julian Bell, Leader of the Council, Ealing Council Councillor Binda Rai, Ealing Council Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs, British Pregnancy Advisory Service John Hansen-Brevetti, Clinical Operations Manager, West London Centre and Acting Clinical Governance and Quality Lead – Greater London & South East, Marie Stopes UK Antonia Tully, Head of Campaigning, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Clare McCullough, Director, Good Counsel Network
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Value for money in higher education
Witness(es): Sam Brook, Warwick University graduate Aaron Oreschnick, degree apprentice, Manchester Metropolitan University Polly Tyler, Nottingham Trent University student Taylor McGraa, Education Officer, Goldsmiths Students' Union Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Office for Students Amatey Doku, Vice President (Higher Education), National Union of Students Conor Ryan, Director of Research and Communications, Sutton Trust
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10amPublic Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Subject: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2016-17
Witness(es): Rob Behrens, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Amanda Campbell, Chief Executive, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
10.15amEnvironmental Audit
Subject: F-gases
Witness(es): Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Liz Parkes, Deputy Director for Climate Change and Business Services, Environment Agency Davinder Lail, Team leader, Ozone Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Gases, DEFRA Jerome Baddley, Head of NHS Sustainable Development Unit Richard Lomax, Sustainability Projects Analyst & Programme Manager,NHS Sustainable Development Unit Neil Barnes, Medical Head Global Respiratory Franchise, GSK Stuart Corr, Techno-Commercial Director of Mexichem UK Ltd
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10.15amScience and Technology
Subject: Algorithms in decision-making
Witness(es): Martin Wattenberg, Senior Staff Research Scientist, Google AI team Charles Butterworth, Managing Director for UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Experian Dr. M-H. Carolyn Nguyen, Director of Technology Policy, Microsoft Nick Pickles, Head of Public Policy UK and Israel, Twitter Sheena Urwin, Head of Criminal Justice, Durham Constabulary Kate Bowers, Academic Director, Jill Dando Institute Research Laboratory
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Brexit: the regulation of medicines, medical devices and substances of human origin
Witness(es): Dr Jayne Spink, Chief Executive, Genetic Alliance UK Dr Beth Thompson, Head of UK and EU Policy, The Wellcome Trust Aisling Burnand MBE, Chief Executive, Association of Medical Research Charities Steve Bates, Chief Executive, BioIndustry Association Leslie Galloway, Chairman, Ethical Medicines Industry Group Suzanne Halliday, Head of Medical Devices, British Standards Institution Doris-Ann Williams MBE, Chief Executive, British In-vitro Diagnostics Association
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmBackbench Business
Subject: Proposals for backbench debates
Witness(es): Members of Parliament
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
4.15pmWelsh Affairs
Subject: Brexit: Agriculture, Trade and the repatriation of powers
Witness(es): John Davies, Deputy President, NFU Cymru Huw Thomas, Political Adviser, NFU Cymru Glyn Roberts, President, Farmers Union of Wales Dr Nick Fenwick, Head of Policy, Farmers Union of Wales
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 13 December 2017
9.15amExiting the European Union
Subject: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal
Witness(es): Prof Alexander H. Türk, Professor of Law, King’s College London John Cassels, Partner, Competition, Regulatory and Trade Law, Fieldfisher LLP Dr Scott Steedman, Director of Standards, BSI and Vice President (policy) International Standards Organisation Katherine Bennett, Senior Vice President, Airbus UK Rod Ainsworth, Director of Regulatory and Legal Strategy, Food Standards Agency Angela Hepworth, Director of Corporate Policy and Regulation, EDF UK Dr Ian Hudson, Chief Executive, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9.30amEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Fisheries
Witness(es): Euan Beaton, President, Macduff Shellfish (Scotland) Ltd Daniel Whittle, Managing Director, Whitby Seafoods Jimmy Buchan, Business Manager, Scottish Seafood Association Andrew Kuyk CBE, Director General UK Seafood Industry Alliance Mark Simmonds, Policy Manager, British Ports Association Martyn Boyers, Chief Executive, Grimsby Fish Dock Enterprises
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: Pension freedom and choice
Witness(es): Rich Caddy, Shift Operations Manager, British Steel (Teesside) BSPS Facebook group co-ordinator David Neilly, Plant Process Operator, Tata Steel UK (Port Talbot) Stefan Zaitschenko, Former steelworker (Teesside) and BSPS Facebook group co-ordinator Henry Tapper, Director, Pension PlayPen and First Actuarial Clive Howells, Managing Director, Celtic Wealth Management Darren Reynolds, Director, Active Wealth (UK) Ltd Alasdair McDiarmid, Operations Director, Community trade union Allan Johnston, Trustee Chairman, British Steel Pension Scheme Derek Mulholland, Director of Pensions, British Steel Pension Scheme Megan Butler, Director of Supervision (Investment, Wholesale and Specialist), Financial Conduct Authority
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.30amNorthern Ireland Affairs
Subject: Bombardier
Witness(es): Sir Michael Arthur, President Boeing Europe and Managing Director UK and Ireland Steven Gillard, Head of Government Affairs, UK and Ireland Matthew Knowles, Communications Director, UK and Ireland
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Work of the Serious Fraud Office
Witness(es): David Green CB QC, Director, Serious Fraud Office
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
10amBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Subject: Leaving the EU: implications for the processed food and drink industry
Witness(es): Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer, ALMR Ian Wright, Director General, Food and Drink Federation Andrew Kuyk, Director General, Provision Trade Federation Tim Martin, Chairman, JD Wetherspoon Ian Rayson, Corporate Affairs Director, Nestle Dan Mobley, Corporate Relations Director, Diageo
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
10.15amWomen and Equalities
Subject: Older people and employment
Witness(es): Yvonne Sonsino, Co-Chair, Fuller Working Lives Business Strategy Group Dr Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre UK Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager and lead on fulfilling work, Centre for Ageing Better
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
10.15amInternational Trade
Subject: Implications of arrangements for Ireland - Northern Ireland border for wider UK Trade Policy
Witness(es): Dr Lorand Bartels, Reader in International Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge; Senior Counsel, Linklaters Dr Sylvia de Mars, Lecturer in Law, University of Newcastle
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10.15amDigital, Culture, Media and Sport
Subject: Pre-Appointment hearing for Chair of Ofcom
Witness(es): Lord Burns, Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of Ofcom
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Student Loans
Witness(es): The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts Lord Browne of Madingley Rt Hon. John Denham Professor Janet Beer, President, Universities UK Amatey Doku, Vice President, Higher Education, National Union of Students Professor Mark E. Smith, Lancaster University
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2.15pmInternational Development
Subject: ICAI’s Annual Report and follow-up review 2016-17, and the Government’s Tailored Review of ICAI
Witness(es): Dr Alison Evans, Chief Commissioner Andrea Baron, Head of Secretariat, Independent Commission for Aid Impact Nick Dyer, Permanent Secretary Joy Hutcheon, Director General for Finance and Corporate Performance, Department for International Development
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
2.30pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Care Quality Commission
Witness(es): Sir David Behan, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary Lee McDonough, Director General for Acute Care and Workforce, Department of Health
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
3.15pmHuman Rights
Subject: Freedom of Speech in Universities
Witness(es): Linda Bellos OBE Alexandra Tate, President, Reproductive and Sexual Health Society, King’s College Jane Fae Helen Belcher, Director, Trans Media Watch Peter Tatchell
Location: Other
Thursday 14 December 2017
No business was announced for this day.
Friday 15 December 2017
The House of Commons was in recess. The House next sat on Saturday 16 December 2017.

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