Parliamentary business for the week beginning Monday 18 December 2017

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Monday 18 December 2017
9.15amScottish Affairs
Subject: Immigration and Scotland
Witness(es): Mike Park, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish White Fish Producers Association David Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drink Federation Scotland Shirley Rogers, Director of Health Workforce and Strategic Change, Scottish Government Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care Willie Macleod, Executive Director for Scotland, British Hospitality Association Marc Crothall, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Alliance
Location: Other
2.30pmCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Independent review of building regulations
Witness(es): Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair, Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
4.15pmTreasury Sub-Committee
Subject: The work of the Crown Estate
Witness(es): Alison Nimmo CBE, Chief Executive, Crown Estate Paul Clark, Chief Investment Officer, Crown Estate
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Airports National Policy Statement
Witness(es): Tim Hawkins, Corporate Affairs Director, Manchester Airports Group Neil Pakey, Chairman, Regional and Business Airports Group Rafael Schvartzman, Regional Vice President Europe, IATA Professor Helen Apsimon, Professor of Air Pollution Studies, Imperial College London The Rt Hon The Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change Professor Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director, Aviation Enviroment Federation
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 19 December 2017
9.30amHome Affairs
Subject: Hate crime and its violent consequences
Witness(es): Dr Nicklas Berild Lundblad, Vice President Public Policy, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google Simon Milner, Director, Public Policy, Facebook Sinead McSweeney, VP Public Policy and Communications, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Twitter
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Employment tribunal fees
Witness(es): Shantha David, Legal Officer, Unison Joe Egan, President, Law Society of England and Wales Dominic Raab MP, Minister of State David Parkin, Deputy Director, Civil Justice and Law Policy Bill Dowse, Senior Policy Adviser, Courts and Tribunals Fees Policy, Ministry of Justice
Location: Room 18, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Student Loans
Witness(es): Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Matt Toombs, Director of Student Finance and Analysis, Department for Education
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Accountability hearings
Witness(es): Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, Ofqual Roger Taylor, Chair, Ofqual
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10amInternational Development
Subject: The humanitarian response in South Sudan
Witness(es): Dame Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Chatham House Natalia Chan, Senior Advocacy and Policy Officer, East Africa, Christian Aid Dr Edward Thomas, Human rights investigator and researcher Rory Stewart OBE MP, Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10amPublic Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Subject: Civil Service effectiveness
Witness(es): Professor Andrew Kakabadse, Henley Business School Julian McCrae, Institute for Government Sir Ian Cheshire, Government Lead Non-Executive Catherine Brown, Cabinet Office non-executive
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
10amForeign Affairs
Subject: The UK’s influence in the UN
Witness(es): Sir Robert John Sawers GCMG, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations 2007-2009 Lord Hannay of Chiswick GCMG, CH, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations 1990-1995
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
10.15amBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Subject: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft domestic gas and electricity (tariff cap) bill
Witness(es): Michael Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, E.ON UK Sarwjit Sambhi, Managing Director UK Home, Centrica Ed Kamm, Chief Commercial Officer, First Utility Stephen Forbes, Chief Commercial Officer, SSE Peter Haigh, Managing Director, Bristol Energy David Bird, Chief Executive Officer, Co-op Energy Hayden Wood, Co-founder, Bulb Patrick New, Managing Director, Ecotricity
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
10.15amDigital, Culture, Media and Sport
Subject: Fake news
Witness(es): Professor Kalina Bontcheva, Professor of Text Analysis, University of Sheffield Samantha Bradshaw, Oxford Internet Institute David Alandete, Managing Editor, El País Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Director, Madrid Office, European Council on Foreign Relations Mira Milosevich-Juaristi, Associate Professor, History of International Relations, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Subject: North Korea
Witness(es): Vice Admiral (Rtd) Sir Jeremy Blackham KCB Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General, Royal United Services Institute Nigel Inkster CMG, Special Adviser, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
1.15pmWelsh Affairs
Subject: Responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Wales
Witness(es): Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales Guto Bebb MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Brexit: the regulation of medicines, medical devices and substances of human origin
Witness(es): Professor Alan Boyd, President of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Emma Greenwood, Director of Policy, Cancer Research UK John Maingay, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, British Heart Foundation Sir Hugh Taylor, Co-Chair, Brexit Health Alliance Hugo Fry, UK General Manager, Sanofi Warwick Smith, Director General, British Generic Manufacturers Association Phil Thomson, President, Global Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline John Wilkinson, Partner, Cooley LLP
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
Wednesday 20 December 2017
9.15amExiting the European Union
Subject: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal
Witness(es): Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, University of Liverpool Professor Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe Stephen Booth, Director of Policy and Research, Open Europe
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: PIP and ESA assessments
Witness(es): Paul Gray CB, Leader of the Independent Reviews of PIP and Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee, Department for Work and Pensions Dr Paul Litchfield OBE, Leader of the 2013 and 2014 Independent Reviews of the ESA Work Capability Assessment Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Department for Work and Pensions Janice Smethurst, Director for Contracted Health and Employment Services Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions James Wolfe, Director for Disability Employment and Support, Department for Work and Pensions
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10.30amWomen and Equalities
Subject: Race Disparity Audit
Witness(es): Dr Richard Norrie, Demography, Immigration and Integration Research Fellow, Policy Exchange Professor Shamit Saggar, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Policy and Research Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Andy Shallice, Policy and Information worker, Roma Support Group
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10.30amEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Brexit: Trade in food
Witness(es): Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Bank of England Financial Stability Reports
Witness(es): Dr Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England Sam Woods, Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority Richard Sharp, Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England Donald Kohn, Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Green Investment Bank: creation and sale
Witness(es): Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Anthony Odgers, former Deputy Chief Executive, UK Government Investments Shaun Kingsbury, former Chief Executive, UK Green Investment Bank plc Mark Dooley, Global Head of Green Energy, Macquarie
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Evidence from the Prime Minister - 20 December 2017
Witness(es): The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Thursday 21 December 2017
No business was announced for this day.
Friday 22 December 2017
Christmas recess. The House next sat on Monday 08 January 2018.

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