House of Commons
Session 2008 - 09|
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Weekly Information Bulletin: 4th July 2009
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Children, Schools and Families
Mr John Heppell discharged; Helen Southworth added
Mr Mark Prisk discharged; John Penrose added
Work and Pensions
John Penrose discharged; Mr Mark Harper added
Select Committee Meetings
Banqueting Hall, Glasgow City Chambers
|Yorkshire and the Humber|
Subject: The Work of Yorkshire Forward
Witnesses: Federation of Small Businesses, Yorkshire and Humber Chambers of Commerce, Engineering Employers' Federation, and the CBI.
|10:20am||Leeds Council Chamber, Leeds Civic Hall|
|South East Regional|
Subject: The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and Regional Economic Strategy
Witnesses: Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for the South East; Pam Alexander, Chief Executive, SEEDA, and Colin Byrne, Regional Director, Government Office for the South East (at 3.45 pm).
|3:45pm||Committee Room 18, Palace of Westminster|
|Communities and Local Government |
Subject: Supporting People
Witnesses: Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC); Ian Austin MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (at 5.00 pm).
|4:20pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Appointment of the Chair of the Food Standards Agency
Witnesses: The Rt Hon Lord Rooker, nominee for Chair.
|5:30pm||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
Committee Room 19, Palace of Westminster
Subject: Mortgage arrears and access to mortgage finance
Witnesses: Jon Pain, Managing Director, Retail Markets, and Leslie Titcombe, Sector Leader, Retail Intermediaries and Mortgages, Financial Services Authority; Lord Myners CBE, Financial Services Secretary, HM Treasury, and Rt Hon John Healey MP, Minister for Housing, Department for Communities and Local Government (at 10.30 am)
|9:45am||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Speaker's Conference (on Parliamentary Representation)
Witnesses: Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Mr Simon Fanshawe; Campaign for Gender Balance (at 10.40 am).
|10:05am||The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Green jobs and skills
Witnesses: Environmental Industries Commission; British Wind Energy Association, REpower UK Ltd and Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd (at 11.10 am).
|10:20am||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: DFID's Programme in Nigeria
Witnesses: Save the Children, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).
|10:30am||Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster|
|East Midlands Regional Committee|
Subject: Regional Economic Strategy
Witnesses: East Midlands Development Agency.
|10:30am||Committee Room 18, Palace of Westminster|
|Culture, Media and Sport|
Subject: The Future of Local and Regional Media
Witnesses: Press Association; Newspaper Society (at 11.30 am).
|10:30am||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: (i) The future of the Forensic Science Service (FSS) (ii) Missing unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
Witnesses: (i) Forensic Science Service (FSS); Representatives of Prospects and the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) (at 11.00 a.m.) (ii) Hillingdon Borough Council (at 11.30 am).
|10:30am||Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Ports in Wales
Witnesses: Association of Chief Police Officers Wales and UK Border Agency.
|11:00am||Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: The Comprehensive Approach
Witnesses: Bill Rammell MP, Minister for the Armed Forces, and Brigadier Gordon Messenger DSO OBE ADC, Ministry of Defence, Michael Jabez Foster MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development, Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG, Minister for Africa, Asia and the UN, and Nick Pickard, Head of the Security Policy Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Richard Teuten, Head of Stabilisation Unit.
|11:00am||The Grimond Room, Portcullis House|
|Business and Enterprise*|
Subject: The work of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills in the current crisis
Witnesses: The Rt Hon Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, and Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP, Minister for Business, Innovation & Skills, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
|11:30am||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
|Joint Committee on Human Rights|
Subject: Business and Human Rights
Witnesses: Equality and Human Rights Commission and Scottish Human Rights Commission.
|1:45pm||Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Sentencing Guidelines: principles of sentencing for youths
Witnesses: Mary Duff, Chairman, and Chris Stanley, member, Youth Courts Committee, Magistrates' Association; Tim Bateman, Senior Youth Crime Policy Development Officer, Nacro, and Martin Narey, Chief Executive, and Pam Hibbert, Assistant Director-Policy, Barnardo's (at 4.50 pm).
|4:15pm||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Energy and Climate Change
(at 10.15 am).
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
|Children, Schools and Families|
Subject: School Accountability
Witnesses: Mr Vernon Coaker MP, Minister of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families.
|9:30am||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
|Northern Ireland Affairs|
Subject: Omagh: 10 years on
Witnesses: Mr Jason McCue, Partner, H2O Law and Dame Nula O'Loan DBE (at 3.00pm).
|2:10pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Scotland Office Departmental Annual Report
Witnesses: Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, Ann McKechin MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and John Henderson, Deputy Director, Scotland Office.
|2:15pm||Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Banking Crisis: regulation and supervision
Witnesses: Lord Myners CBE, Financial Services Secretary, HM Treasury
|2:30pm||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: i) Future of Aviation ii) The major road network
Witnesses: (i) Eurostar, UK Ultraspeed, Network Rail, and High Speed Two (ii) Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Intelligent Transport Systems UK, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and Technical Advisors Group Transportation Committee
(at 3.45 pm); Liftshare, Campaign for Better Transport, and National Express UK
(at 4.25 pm).
|2:45pm||Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Support for High Intensity Operations
Witnesses: Sir Bill Jeffrey, Permanent Secretary KCB, Air Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE, Chief of Joint Operations PJHQ (UK), and Lieutenant General Dick Applegate OBE, Chief of Materiel (Land), Defence Equipment and Support, Ministry of Defence.
|3:30pm||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
|North West Regional Committee|
Subject: The impact of the current economic situation on the North West and the Government's response
Witnesses: North West Regional Development Agency; Phil Woolas MP, Minister for the North West, and Liz Meek and David Higham, Government Office for the North West (at 4.15 pm).
|3:30pm||Committee Room 18, Palace of Westminster|
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Official Language
Witnesses: David Crystal OBE, Honorary Professor of Linguistics, University of Bangor, Matthew Paris, The Times, Marie Clair, Plain English Campaign and Simon Hoggart, The Guardian.
|10:00am||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
|Treasury Sub Committee|
Subject: Evaluating the Efficiency Programme
Witnesses: Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary and Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury.
|10:00am||The Grimond Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Health and Health Services and Social Welfare) Order 2009
Witnesses: College of Occupational Therapists and Hafal; Gofal Cymru and Mind Cymru (at 11.45 a.m.).
|11:15am||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
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