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Session 2008 - 09|
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Weekly Information Bulletin: 9th May 2009
Select Committees are set up to examine the work of Government Departments, and now constitute the main investigatory system by which the House overseas the exercise of Government responsibilities and the development of public policy and expenditure.
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Select Committee Meetings
West Midlands Regional Committee
Sydni Centre, Leamington Spa
|South East Regional|
Subject: The South East England Development Agency and the Regional Economic Strategy
Witnesses: Regional Development Agency; Government Office for the South East
(at 1.00 pm).
|11:45am||Aylesham and District Community Trust|
Subject: Digital Inclusion in Wales
Witnesses: Welsh Language Board and dotCYM; Bangor University and Open University (at 3.15 pm).
|2:30pm||Bangor University, Wales|
|Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Sub-Committee|
Subject: Students and Universities
Witnesses: Rt Hon John Denham MP, Secretary of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England.
|4:30pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
|Communities and Local Government |
Subject: Planning Policy Statement 6
Witnesses: Kate Barker; Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi and the Co-op (at 5.00 pm); John Lewis, the Independent Retailers Confederation and the British Council of Shopping Centres (at 5.30 pm); Tescopoly Alliance, the Women's Environmental Network and the Association of North Thames Amenity Societies (at 5.55 pm).
|4:40pm||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Committee Room 19, Palace of Westminster
Subject: The role of carbon markets in preventing dangerous climate change
Witnesses: Abyd Karmali, President, Carbon Markets & Investors Association, James Cameron, Executive Director & Vice Chairman, Climate Change Capital, and Louis Redshaw, Head of Environmental Markets Trading, Barclays Capital; Anne Theo Seinen, DG Environment, European Commission (at 11.15 am).
|10:30am||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
|Business and Enterprise |
Subject: Work of the Department in the current crisis
Witnesses: Baroness Vadera, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
|10:30am||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Urbanisation & Poverty
|10:30am||Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Policing of G20 Protests
Witnesses: David Howarth MP, and Sue Sim, Association of Chief Police Officers; Sir Hugh Orde and ACC Duncan McCausland, Metropolitan Police Service (at 12 noon).
|10:30am||The Grimond Room, Portcullis House|
|Culture, Media and Sport|
Subject: BBC Annual Report 2007-08
Witnesses: Luke Johnson, Chairman, Andy Duncan, Chief Executive, and Anne Bulford, Group Finance Director, Channel 4.
|10:30am||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
|Joint Committee on Human Rights*|
Subject: Policing and Protest
Witnesses: Tom Brake MP, Paul Lewis, The Guardian, and the Climate Camp; Nick Hardwick, Chair, Independent Police Complaints Commission (at 2.20 pm); Deputy Chief Constable Sue Sim, Association of Chief Police Officers, and Acting Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison MBE, Metropolitan Police Service (at 2.50 pm).
|1:45pm||Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Outside Appointments to the Senior Civil Service
Witnesses: Sir David Normington KCB, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, David Bell, Permanent Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families, and Gill Rider, Head of Civil Service Capabilities Group.
|2:15pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
|Work and Pensions*|
Subject: Tackling Pensioner Poverty in Great Britain
Witnesses: Mervyn Kohler, Special Advisor and Sally West, Policy Manager, Help the Aged / Age Concern and Citizens Advice Bureau.
|9:30am||The Grimond Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Enforcement of the National Minimum Wage
Witnesses: British Hospitality Association and National Hairdressers Federation.
|2:15pm||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
|Treasury Sub Committee|
Subject: Evaluating the Efficiency Programme
Witnesses: Peter Lockhart, PCS, Dr Martin Read, Operational Efficiency Programme, and Dr Jennifer Law, Glamorgan University.
|2:30pm||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Future of aviation
Witnesses: Confederation of British Industry, Flying Matters, Freight Transport Association, English Regional Development Agencies, Belfast International Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership, Air Transport Users Council, Passenger Focus, ABTA.
|2:45pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
|Northern Ireland Affairs*|
Subject: Omagh: 10 years on
Witnesses: Sir Peter Gibson, Intelligence Services Commissioner.
|3:00pm||Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Living accommodation for service families
Witnesses: Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB, Permanent Under-Secretary of Defence, Vice Admiral P J Wilkinson CVO BA FCIPD, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), and Vice Admiral Tim Laurence CB MVO ADC, Chief Executive Defence Estates, Ministry of Defence.
|3:30pm||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Global Security: Afghanistan
Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown, Minister of State, Sir Mark Lyall Grant KCMG, Director General, Political, and Adam Thomson, Director, South Asia and Afghanistan, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
|1:00pm||The Grimond Room, Portcullis House|
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice]
All public select committee meetings are webcast
Select committees marked with * will be taken by BBC Parliament
Recorded information about forthcoming select and standing committee meetings over the next two sitting days is available on:[Tel 020 7219 2033]. Please note: The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded, and the place altered without notice and Committees which sit at short notice may not be included in this list.
|© Parliamentary copyright 2009||Prepared 9 May 2009|