Parliamentary business for the week beginning Monday 8 January 2018

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Monday 8 January 2018
4.30pmCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Private rented sector
Witness(es): Kate Webb, Head of Policy, Shelter Dr Julie Rugg, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York Professor Ian Loveland, The City Law school, University of London
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
4.30pmCommunities and Local Government
Subject: Draft Tenants' Fees Bill
Witness(es): Kate Webb, Head of Policy, Shelter Dr Julie Rugg, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing Policy University of York Pofessor Ian Loveland, The City Law School, University of London
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 9 January 2018
9.30amScience and Technology
Subject: E-Cigarettes
Witness(es): Professor Peter Hajek, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Queen Mary University of London Professor Mark Conner, Professor in Applied Social Psychology, University of Leeds Professor Riccardo Polosa, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Catania Dr Lion Shahab, Senior Lecturer Health Psychology, University College London Dr Jamie Brown, Deputy Director, Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group University College London Professor Paul Aveyard, Co-ordinating Editor, The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10amPublic Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Subject: Parliamentary Boundary Reviews after 2018
Witness(es): Steve Halsall, Secretary to the Welsh Boundary Commission Sam Hartley, Secretary to the English Boundary Commission Eamonn McConville, Secretary to the Northern Ireland Boundary Commission Professor Ailsa Henderson, Scottish Boundary Commission Professor Jane Green Professor Ron Johnston Professor Roger Scully
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Women in finance
Witness(es): Jon Terry, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Michael Henning, Head of Investment, Mason Blake Kate Grussing, Founder and Managing Director, Sapphire Partners
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
2.45pmForeign Affairs
Subject: Kurdish aspirations and the interests of the UK
Witness(es): Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for the Middle East Amy Clemitshaw, Head Eastern Mediterranean Department
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3pmHome Affairs
Subject: Policing for the future
Witness(es): T/Commander David Clark, National Co-ordinator for Economic Crime, City of London Police Richard Piggin, Campaign Manager, Which? Detective Superintendent Nicky Porter, Financial Investigations Unit, Serious Crime Division, Greater Manchester Police Katy Worobec, Managing Director, Economic Crime, UK Finance
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
4.15pmWelsh Affairs
Subject: Brexit: Agriculture, Trade and the repatriation of powers
Witness(es): Gwyn Howells, Chief Executive, Hybu Cig Cymru David Swales, Head of Strategic Insight, Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 10 January 2018
9.15amExiting the European Union
Subject: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal
Witness(es): Professor Richard Whitman, Associate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs and Director Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics & International Relations, University of Kent Fredrik Erixon, Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy Dr Stephen Woolcock, Associate Professor in International Relations, London School of Economics
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9.30amNorthern Ireland Affairs
Subject: Bombardier
Witness(es): Richard Harrington MP Amanda Brooks, Director, Trade Remedies, Access and Controls, Department for International Trade Paul Griffiths, Head of Civil Aerospace, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: Support for carers
Witness(es): Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director, Carers UK Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive, Working Families Moira Wilkinson, Network Manager, Carers Trust Nicola Best, Building Better Opportunities Project Mentor, Northamptonshire Carers Fiona Malpas, Project Manager, Carers Support Centre (Bristol and South Gloucestershire) Joanne Speed, Former CEO, Dove Service (Staffordshire) Laurence Beckett, People Business Partner, Savings and Retirement, UK, Aviva Arthur Allen MBE, Founder, Listawood
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10amBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Subject: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft domestic gas and electricity (tariff cap) bill
Witness(es): Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive, Ofgem
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10amInternational Trade
Subject: Continuing application of EU trade agreements
Witness(es): Lord Hannay of Chiswick GCMG, former UK Ambassador to EEC and UN The Lord Price CVO, former Minister of State for Trade Policy
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10.15amWomen and Equalities
Subject: Older people and employment
Witness(es): Christopher Brooks, Senior Policy Manager, Age UK Elizabeth Prochaska, Legal Director, Equality and Human Rights Commission Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Acas Dee Masters, Barrister
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
2.30pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Non-competitive procurement of defence equipment
Witness(es): Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary Cat Little, Director General, Finance, Ministry of Defence Michael Bradley, Director General, Resources Nick Elliott, Director General, Commercial, Defence Equipment and Support Neil Swift, Interim Chief Executive, Single Source Regulation Office
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
3.15pmHuman Rights
Subject: Freedom of Speech in Universities
Witness(es): Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Edinburgh Patrick Kilduff, President, Edinburgh University Students’ Association Professor Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor, University of Sussex Frida Gustafsson, President, Student Union, University of Sussex Baroness Valerie Amos CH, Director, SOAS University of London
Location: Other
3.30pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Re-use of components in the Royal Navy
Witness(es): Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence Rear Admiral Richard Stokes, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Support) Colin Evans, Finance Director, Royal Navy Sir Simon Bollom, Chief of Materiel (Ships), Defence Equipment and Support
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Thursday 11 January 2018
No business was announced for this day.
Friday 12 January 2018
The House of Commons was in recess. The House next sat on Saturday 13 January 2018.

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