Parliamentary business for Wednesday 17 January 2018

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9.15amExiting the European Union
Subject: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal
Witness(es): Christophe Bondy, Public International Lawyer at Cooley (UK) LLP and former senior counsel to Canada on the CETA negotiations Dr Lorand Bartels, University of Cambridge and Senior Counsel, Linklaters William Swords, President, UK-Canada Chamber of Commerce
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9.30amWork and Pensions
Subject: Universal Credit rollout
Witness(es): Sally Beadle, Children's entertainer Richard Betton, self-employed farmer Luke Johnstone, founder, Pack’d Andrew Kozman, Founder, Mercury Digital Andy Chamberlain, Deputy Director of Policy and External Affairs, IPSE Andrew Clark, Director of Policy, National Farmers Union Mark Hooper, Founder and Policy Lead, indycube Lindsay Owen, Deputy Director of Policy and Evaluation, The Prince’s Trust
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
9.30amScottish Affairs
Subject: RBS branch closures
Witness(es): Emma Cooper, Chief Executive Scottish Rural Action Charandeep Singh, Head of External Relations, Scottish Chambers of Commerce Lyn Turner, Regional Officer, Unite Martin Kearsley, Banking Director, Post Office Tom Moran, Network Development Director, Post Office Jane Howard, Managing Director, Personal Banking, RBS Les Matheson, Chief Executive, Personal & Business Banking, RBS
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9.30amEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
Subject: Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017
Witness(es): Mike Radford, Reader in Law, University of Aberdeen Sir Stephen Laws KCB, QC, former First Parliamentary Counsel Penny Hawkins, Head of Research Animals, RSPCA Science Group Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, Dog's Trust Michael Webb, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
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): Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Dan Monzani, Director of Energy, Networks and Markets, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10amInternational Trade
Subject: UK-US trade relations
Witness(es): Dr Peter Holmes, UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex Julian Jessop, Chief Economist, Institute of Economic Affairs Warwick Lightfoot, Director of Economics and Social Policy, Policy Exchange Ian Cranshaw, Chemical Industries Association Howard Chase, Dow Chemical Company Saoirse Fitzpatrick, StopAIDS
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10amWomen and Equalities
Subject: Work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Witness(es): Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive, Equality and Human Rights Commission Sir Brendan Barber, Chair, Acas Alex Hayes, Managing Director Emplyoment Support Services, Equality Advisory and Support Service
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10.30amWomen and Equalities
Subject: Race Disparity Audit
Witness(es): Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future Nicola Braganza, Barrister David Green, Director, Civitas Sado Jirde, Director, Black South West Network
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
2.30pmPublic Accounts
Subject: Government contracts with Community Rehabilitation Companies
Witness(es): Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, HM Prison and Probation Service
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
3.15pmHuman Rights
Subject: Freedom of Speech in Universities
Witness(es): Amatey Doku, Vice President, National Union of Students Wes Streeting MP Professor Alison Scott-Baumann, SOAS University of London Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, Emeritus Professor of Operational Research, London School of Economics and Political Science Professor Steven Greer, Professor of Human Rights, University of Bristol The Baroness Deech DBE
Location: Other
Central Lobby

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