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Parliamentary Committees Meeting This Week
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Select Committees
Backbench Business Committee
16:00 Committee Room 20Proposals for backbench debates
Members of Parliament.
Defence Committee
11:30 Committee Room 8Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2017
Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, and Helen Helliwell, Head of Service Personnel Support, Ministry of Defence.
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
11:00 Wilson Room (PCH)Pre-Appointment hearing for Chair of Charity Commission for England and Wales
Baroness Stowell of Beeston, Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of the Charity Commission.
14:15 Wilson Room (PCH)The Charity Commission and Oxfam
Charity Commission witnesses (tbc).
Environmental Audit Committee
10:15 Committee Room 6Green Finance
Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission; Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, Bank of England, Stephen Haddrill, Chief Executive, The Financial Reporting Council, David Harris, London Stock Exchange Group, David Geale, Director of Policy, The Financial Conduct Authority, and Anthony Raymond, Acting Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice and General Counsel, The Pensions Regulator (at 11.00am).
Foreign Affairs Committee
16:15 Grimond Room (PCH)The Commonwealth Summit
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Home Affairs Committee
14:30 Committee Room 15Hate crime and its violent consequences
The Rt Hon the Baroness Warsi, and Professor Chris Frost, Chair of the Ethics Council, National Union of Journalists; Nazir Afzal OBE, Member of the Complaints Committee, Anne Lapping, Board Member, and Rt Hon Sir Alan Moses, Chairman, Independent Press Standards Organisation (at 3.30pm); Jonathan Heawood, Chief Executive Officer, IMPRESS (at 4.30pm).
International Development Committee
10:30 Grimond Room (PCH)Sexual exploitation in the aid sector
Mark Goldring, Chief Executive Officer, and Caroline Thomson, Chair of Trustees, Oxfam; Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children (at 11.30am); Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Gerard Howe, Head of Inclusive Societies, and Beverley Warmington, Director of CHASE, Department for International Development (at 11.50am).
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
15:15 Committee Room 16Evidence-based early years intervention
Professor Mark Bellis, Bangor University and Public Health Wales, Professor Rosalind Edwards, University of Southampton, Professor Eamon McCrory, University College London, and Professor Sue White, University of Sheffield; Dr Marc Bush, Chief Policy Adviser, YoungMinds, Kate Stanley, Director of Strategy, Policy and Evidence, NSPCC, Professor David McDaid, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Dr Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence, Office of the Children's Commissioner (at 4.15pm).
Scottish Affairs Committee
10:00 New Volunteer House, Kirkcaldy, FifeImmigration and Scotland
Yasir Butt, Safia Clough, Maciej Dokurno, and Margarita Jayinali, Fife Migrants Forum; Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy and Member Services, NFU Scotland (at 10.50am); Lorraine Cook, Policy Manager, Migration, Population and Diversity Team, COSLA, and Carroll Buxton, Regional Development Director, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (at 11.30am).
Transport Committee
16:45 Committee Room 8Airports National Policy Statement
Sophie Dekkers, UK Director, EasyJet, Dale Keller, Chief Executive, BAR UK, Craig Kreeger, Chief Executive, Virgin Atlantic, and Willie Walsh, Chief Executive, IAG; Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority (at 5.45pm).
Treasury Committee
14:15 Thatcher Room (PCH)Appointment of Charles Randell as Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority
Charles Randell, Appointed Chair, Financial Conduct Authority.
Welsh Affairs Committee
16:15 Committee Room 6Brexit: Agriculture, Trade and the repatriation of powers
Jill Rutter, Programme Director, and Joe Owen, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government; Professor James Foreman-Peck, Head of the Economics Section, and Professor Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School, and Professor Nicholas Perdikis, Personal Chair, Aberystwyth University (at 5.00pm).
Delegated Legislation Committees
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
08:55 Committee Room 9To consider the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
16:30 Committee Room 9To consider the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
Lords Committees
Artificial Intelligence Committee
15:15 Committee Room 4APrivate Meeting
Communications Committee
15:15 Committee Room 2Private Meeting
Economic Affairs Committee
15:30 Committee Room 1The Economics of UK Energy Policy
(at 3:35 PM) Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Mr Jeremy Pocklington, Director General, Energy and Security and Acting Director General, Energy Transformation
EU Justice Sub-Committee
10:30 Committee Room 3Private Meeting
Political Polling and Digital Media Committee
10:45 Committee Room 2Private Meeting
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
11:00 Committee Room 4APrivate Meeting
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
15:45 Committee Room 3APrivate Meeting
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Select Committees
Arms Export Controls
16:45 Committee Room 16UK arms exports during 2016
Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Programme Director for military, security and police at Amnesty International UK, Martin Butcher, Policy Adviser, Arms Campaign, Oxfam, and Elizabeth Kirkham, Small Arms and Transfer Controls Adviser, Saferworld.
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
10:00 Committee Room 6Work of the Department
Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Committees on Arms Export Controls
16:45 tbcUK arms exports during 2016
Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Programme Director for military, security and police at Amnesty International UK, Martin Butcher, Policy Adviser, Arms Campaign, Oxfam, and Sarah Kirkham, Small Arms and Transfer Controls Adviser, Saferworld.
Communities and Local Government Committee
09:30 Committee Room 15(i) Private rented sector; (ii) Draft Tenants' Fees Bill
i) and ii) Andy Fisher, Head of Housing, Health and Communities, Boston Borough Council, Gary Josey, Director of Housing and Communities, Bournemouth Borough Council, and Councillor Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Wandsworth; Melanie Rees, Head of Policy, Chartered Institute of Housing, Tamara Sandoul, Policy Manager, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and Alison Farrar, Lead Officer, Chartered Trading Standards Institute (at 10.15am).
Defence Committee
14:00 Thatcher Room (PCH)Departmental priorites
Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Defence, Lieutenant General Mark Poffley OBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff for Military Capability, and Peter Watkins CBE, Director General Strategy and International, Ministry of Defence.
Education Committee
09:30 Committee Room 8Value for money in higher education
Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University, Peter Horrocks CBE, Vice-Chancellor, Open University, Professor Dame Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, Professor Chris Husbands, Vice- Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, and Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford; Alice Barnard, Chief Executive, Edge Foundation, Angela Joyce, Group Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Warwickshire College Group, and Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive, Universities UK (at 10.30am).
Environmental Audit Committee
14:00 Grimond Room (PCH)Green Finance
Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury.
European Scrutiny Committee
14:15 Committee Room 8EU Withdrawal
Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP.
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
09:30 Thatcher Room (PCH)Devolution and democracy in Northern Ireland – dealing with the deficit
Paul Braithwaite, Programme Leader, Building Change Trust, Jamie Bryson, Unionist Voice Policy Studies, Derek McCallan, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Local Government Association, and Ruth Taillon, Director, Centre for Cross-Border Studies; Naomi Long MLA, Leader of the Alliance Party (at 10.15am); Colum Eastwood MLA, Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (at 10.35am); Claire Sugden MLA (at 10.55am).
Procedure Committee
14:45 Committee Room 15Exiting the European Union: scrutiny of delegated legislation
Dr John Benger, Clerk Assistant, and Paul Evans, Clerk of Committees, House of Commons.
Public Accounts
14:30 Tbc(i) Reducing Modern Slavery; (ii) Emergency Services Network: progress review
(i) Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, Kevin Hyland, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and Lynne Owens, Director General, National Crime Agency; (ii) Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, and Stephen Webb, Senior Responsible Owner, Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, Home Office (at 3.30pm).
Public Accounts Committee
14:30 Boothroyd Room (PCH)(i) Reducing Modern Slavery; (ii) Emergency Services Network: progress review
(i) Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, Kevin Hyland, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and Lynne Owens, Director General, National Crime Agency; (ii) Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, and Stephen Webb, Senior Responsible Owner, Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, Home Office (at 3.30pm).
Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
09:50 Committee Room 16ICAI's review on DFID's approach to its supplier market
Dr Alison Evans, Lead Commissioner, Chris Shapcott, Team Leader, Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Nick Ford, Head of Procurement and Commercial Department, and Vel Gnanendran, Director of Finance and Delivery, Department for International Development.
Treasury Committee
14:15 Wilson Room (PCH)Bank of England Inflation Reports
Dr Mark Carney, Governor, and Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy, Andy Haldane, Chief Economist and Executive Director, Monetary Analysis and Statistics, and Silvana Tenreyro, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England.
Women and Equalities Committee
10:00 Grimond Room (PCH)Tackling inequalities faced by the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
Professor Margaret Greenfields, Professor of Social Policy and Community Engagement, Buckinghamshire New University, Yvonne MacNamara, Chief Executive Officer, The Traveller Movement, Councillor Malcolm Buckley, Essex County Council, Councillor Ian Dalgarno, Central Bedfordshire Council, and Kealy Sly, Leicestershire Gypsy and Traveller Exchange.
Work and Pensions Committee
09:30 Wilson Room (PCH)Collective defined contribution pension schemes
Nathan Long, Senior Pensions Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown, Sandeep Maudgil, Partner, Slaughter and May, David Pitt-Watson, Executive Fellow, London Business School, and Hilary Salt, Senior Actuary, First Actuarial; Jon Millidge, Group HR Director, Royal Mail PLC, and Ray Ellis, National Officer, Communication Workers Union (at 10.15am).
Lords Committees
Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee
10:30 Committee Room 3APrivate Meeting
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
10:30 Committee Room 2APrivate Meeting
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
10:00 Committee Room 2Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
(at 10:30 AM) Mr George Eustice MP
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
10:15 Committee Room 3Brexit: movement of people in the fields of sport and culture
(at 10:30 AM) Mr James Allen, Director of Policy, Governance and External Affairs, Sport and Recreation Alliance Mr Brendon Batson OBE, Chairman, Professional Players Federation Mr Angus Bujalski, Legal and Governance Director, Rugby Football Union
Finance Committee (Lords)
16:15 OtherPrivate Meeting
House of Lords Commission
10:30 The Lord Speaker's Office Private Meeting
International Relations Committee
10:30 Committee Room 4Foreign policy in changed world conditions
(at 10:30 AM) Sir Peter Westmacott, Former British Ambassador to the United States (at 11:30 AM) Mr Faraz Nasir, Head of Intelligence and Advisory Services, G4S Mr Arun Pillai-Essex, Head of Political Risk, North America, Verisk Maplecroft Mr Henry Wilkinson, Head of Intelligence and Analysis, Risk Advisory Group Mr Jake Stratton, Senior Partner, Control Risks Group
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Select Committees
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
09:15 Wilson Room (PCH)Carillion
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, Nicola Parish, Executive Director of Frontline Regulation, and Mike Birch, Director of Case Management, The Pensions Regulator; Michael Jones, Internal Audit Partner, Deloitte, Michelle Hinchliffe, Head of Audit, KPMG, and Peter Meehan, Partner, Audit, KPMG (at 10.15am).
European Scrutiny Committee
12:10 Committee Room 8EU Withdrawal
Sir Tim Barrow KCMG LVO MBE - Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, and Robin Walker MP.
Work and Pensions Committee
09:15 Wilson Room (PCH)Carillion
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, Nicola Parish, Executive Director of Frontline Regulation, and Mike Birch, Director of Case Management, The Pensions Regulator; Michael Jones, Internal Audit Partner, Deloitte, Michelle Hinchliffe, Head of Audit, KPMG, and Peter Meehan, Partner, Audit, KPMG (at 10.15am).
Delegated Legislation Committees
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
11:30 Committee Room 9To consider the draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2018
11:30 Committee Room 9To consider the draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2018
Lords Committees
EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
10:00 Committee Room 1Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions
(at 10:05 AM) Dr Filip Ejdus, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade
EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
10:00 Committee Room 4ABrexit: future trade between the UK and the EU in services: follow-up
(at 10:10 AM) Mr Samuel Young, Deputy Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Creative Industries Federation (at 11:10 AM) Mr John McVay, PACT Mr Adam Minns, COBA Ms Caroline Rush, British Fashion Council Mr Tom Kiehl, UK Music