Parliamentary business for the week beginning Monday 4 December 2017

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Monday 4 December 2017
4pmCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Housing for older people
Witness(es): Jacquel Runnalls, Co-Opted Lead on Accessibility and Inclusive Design, Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Housing Gill Moy, Director of Housing and Customer Services, Nottingham City Homes Professor Carol Holland, Centre for Ageing Research, Lancaster University Anna Kear, Executive Director, UK Cohousing Network Patrick Manwell, Consultant Architect, Archadia Maria Brenton, Cohousing Consultant to the Older Women's Cohousing Community
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
4pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Delivering Carrier Strike
Witness(es): Tony Douglas, Chief Executive,Defence Equipment and Support, Ministry of Defence Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence Lieutenant-General Mark Poffley, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, Military Capability, Ministry of Defence Rear-Admiral Graeme Mackay, Director Carrier Strike, Ministry of Defence
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
4.15pmTreasury Sub-Committee
Subject: HMRC Transformation Programme
Witness(es): Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs Nick Lodge, Director General (Transformation), HM Revenue and Customs Joanna Rowland, Transformation Director, HM Revenue and Customs
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
4.30pmScience and Technology
Subject: Research integrity
Witness(es): Dr Ivan Oransky, Co-Founder, Retraction Watch, and Distinguished Writer in Residence, New York University Arthur Carter Journalism Institute Professor C.K. Gunsalus, Director, US National Center for Professional and Research Ethics Mathias Willumsen, Special Adviser, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (via video-link) Dr Ben Goldacre, DataLab, Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford Dr Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer & University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth, and Independent chair of Hampshire A (NHS) and MOD research ethics committees Síle Lane, Head of International Campaigns and Policy, Sense about Science
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Airports NPS
Witness(es): Philip Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission Caroline Low, Director, Aviation Capacity Delivery, Department for Transport Dennis Morgan, Head of Aviation Capacity Economics Team, Department for Transport Nick Dunn, Chief Financial Officer, Gatwick Airport Captain Jock Lowe, Director, Heathrow Hub Ltd
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 5 December 2017
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
Wednesday 6 December 2017
9.15amExiting the European Union
Subject: Department for Exiting the European Union Sectoral Analyses
Witness(es): Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union Philip Rycroft, Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9.30amNorthern Ireland Affairs
Subject: Bombardier
Witness(es): Jonathan McAlpin, Chief Executive, East Belfast Enterprise Stephen Kelly, Chief Executive, Manufacturing NI Richard Hogg, Board Member, Manufacturing NI
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: PIP and ESA assessments
Witness(es): Simon Freeman, Managing Director, Capita Personal Independence Payments Dr Ian Gargan, Chief Medical Officer, Capita Personal Independence Payments David Haley, Chief Executive, Atos Independent Assessment Services Dr Barrie McKillop, Clinical Director, Atos Independent Assessment Services Dr Paul Williams, Programme Director, Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) MAXIMUS Leslie Wolfe, General Manager, Global Health, Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) MAXIMUS
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.45amCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Brexit and local government
Witness(es): Professor Amelia Hadfield, Director, Centre for European Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University Professor Laurence Ferry, Durham University Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Professor Tony Travers, Director, Institute of Public Affairs, London School of Economics Councillor Kevin Bentley, Brexit Task and Finish Group, Local Government Association Jessie Hamshar, Service Director (Strategy and Engagement), Cornwall Council Helen Dickinson, Assistant Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
9.50amInternational Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Subject: ICAI's reviews on: (1) Global Challenges Research Fund, (2) The cross-government Prosperity Fund
Witness(es): Dr Alison Evans, Lead Commissioner on Prosperity Fund review Tina Fahm, Lead Commissioner, Global Challenges Research Fund review Catherine Cameron, Team Leader on both reviews, Independent Commission for Aid Impact Robert Chatterton Dickson, Director, Secretariat, Programmes, Implementation, Network and Enablers (SPINE), National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Office Julius Court, Head, Prosperity Fund Management Office Dr Sharon Ellis, Director of International Science and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10amInternational Trade
Subject: Continuing application of EU trade agreements
Witness(es): Professor Andreas Dür, Professor of International Politics, University of Salzburg Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director, European Centre for International Political Economy, Brussels Dr Peg Murray-Evans, Lecturer in politics, University of York Dr Clair Gammage, Lecturer in law, University of Bristol
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10.15amWomen and Equalities
Subject: Women's experiences of everyday sexism and sexual harassment
Witness(es): Professor Clare McGlynn, Durham University Michael Conroy, A Call to Men UK Scarlet Harris, Senior Strategy and Development Officer, TUC ACC Mark Hamilton, National Policing Lead on Hate Crime, National Police Chiefs' Council
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Budget Autumn 2017
Witness(es): Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer Clare Lombardelli, Director, Strategy, Planning and Budget, HM Treasury
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Thameslink Programme
Witness(es): Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary Matthew Lodge, Senior Responsible Owner, Thameslink Programme, Department for Transport Mark Carne, Chief Executive Simon Blanchflower, Senior Responsible Owner, Thameslink Programme, Network Rail
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
2.30pmDigital, Culture, Media and Sport
Subject: Sport Governance
Witness(es): Peter Eriksson, former Director and Head Coach, UK Athletics Paralympic Performance (2009-13) (via Video-Link) Michael Cavendish, Deputy Performance Director, UK Athletics
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.45pmEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Brexit: Trade in food
Witness(es): Tim Martin, Chairman, J D Wetherspoon Sue Davies, Strategic Policy Adviser, Which? Kath Dalmeny, Chief Executive, Sustain David Thomson, CEO FDF Scotland, Food and Drink Federation Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability, British Retail Consortium
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
4.15pmHuman Rights
Subject: Freedom of Speech in Universities
Witness(es): Gary Attle, Partner, Mills and Reeve LLP Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers Helen Mountfield QC, Matrix Chambers Aileen McColgan, Matrix Chambers
Location: Other
Thursday 7 December 2017
10.45amExiting the European Union
Subject: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal
Witness(es): Simon York, Director, HM Revenue and Customs, Fraud Investigation Service, HM Revenue and Customs Mike O’Grady, Deputy Head Organised Crime Operations North, HMRC Fraud Investigation Service, HM Revenue and Customs Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris, Police Service Northern Ireland Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin, Head of Crime Operations, Police Service Northern Ireland
Location: Other
Friday 8 December 2017
The House of Commons was in recess. The House next sat on Saturday 09 December 2017.

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