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Statement on international investment: 17 October 2017

Statement in the Commons expected at 12.30pm

What's on

Tuesday 17 October 2017

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (including Topical Questions)

12:30pm
Ministerial statement

International investment

Ministerial statement

Update on EU Exit Negotiations

Opposed Private Business

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Opposed Private Business

Middle Level Bill: Revival

Backbench Business

The persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar Government - subject nominated by the Backbench Business Committee

Adjournment

Sale of puppies

Westminster Hall

Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am
Westminster Hall debate

Future of healthcare in Oxfordshire

11:00am - 11:30am
Westminster Hall debate

Lowland curlew

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Westminster Hall debate

Supporting and safeguarding adults with learning disabilities

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Hall debate

Sentencing of cases of dangerous driving involving death

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westminster Hall debate

Use of devolved powers in Scotland

General Committee

Time Business Venue
9:25am
Public Bill Committee

Finance Bill - 1st sitting

Room 10, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Finance Bill - 2nd sitting

Room 10, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:15am
Oral Evidence Session
Appointment of Sir Dave Ramsden as Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking, Bank of England

Sir Dave Ramsden, Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking, Bank of England

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
9:45am
Oral Evidence Session
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Laura Dunlop QC, Convenor of the Faculty of Advocates Law Reform Committee
Dr Jo Hunt, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
Dr Kamala Dawar, UK Trade Policy Observatory

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Fostering

Christina Brandi, Fostering Service Manager, Action for Children
Tay Jiva, Adoption and Fostering Manager, Penny Appeal
Alison Michalska, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services
Dr John Simmonds OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development, CoramBAAF
Andy Elvin, Chief Executive, The Adolescent and Children’s Trust
Professor Ray Jones, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
Steve Miley, Director of Children's Services, Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Mark Douglas, Chief Operating Officer, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Energy Price Caps

Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO, Ovo
Sarwjit Sambhi, Managing Director UK Home, Centrica
Catherine Waddams, Professor of Regulation, Norwich Business School, Centre of Competition Policy
Dermot Nolan, CEO, Ofgem
Rachel Fletcher, Senior Partner Consumers and Competition, Ofgem

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
10:15am
Oral Evidence Session
Appointment of Professor Silvana Tenreyro to the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee

Professor Silvana Tenreyro, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10:15am
Oral Evidence Session
Packaging

Fiona Llewellyn, Project Manager of One Less Campaign, One Less Campaign
Dr Sue Kinsey, Senior Pollution Policy Officer, Marine Conservation Society
Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive, Surfers Against Sewage
Derek Robertson, CEO, Keep Scotland Beautiful
Chris Sherrington, Head of Environmental Policy and Economics, EUNOMIA
Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners
John Mayhew, Director of The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (charity that spearheads have you got the bottle)
Sam Harding, Head of Litter Programme, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Government Office for Science Annual Report (and work of the Chief Scientific Adviser network)

Professor Chris Whitty, Interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science
Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development
Professor John Aston, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office

Room 5, Palace of Westminster
11:15am
Oral Evidence Session
The work of the Bank of England

Dr Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
11:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Work of the Science Minister

Joseph Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sharon Ellis, Director, International Science and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Room 5, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Proposals for backbench debates

Members of Parliament

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
The work of the Home Secretary

Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary
Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Pre-appointment hearing for Chair of NHS Improvement

Baroness (Dido) Harding

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2:45pm
Oral Evidence Session
F-35 Procurement

Peter Ruddock, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin UK
Jeff Babione, Executive Vice President and General Manager, F-35 Programme, Lockheed Martin UK
Steve Over, Director, F-35 International Strategy and Customer Engagement, Lockheed Martin UK
Harriet Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary, MoD
Lt General Mark Poffley, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Capability)
Tony Douglas, Chief Executive Officer for Defence Equipment and Support, MoD
Air Commodore Lincoln Taylor, Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Delivery Combat Air, RAF

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
4:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: Agriculture, Trade and the repatriation of powers

Professor Richard Rawlings, University College London

Room 8, Palace of Westminster

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm
Oral questions

What assistance have the government given British American Tobacco in its challenge to the claim for unpaid VAT brought by the government of Bangladesh

Oral questions

UK home ownership

Oral questions

Definition of Islamophobia

Oral questions

The case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual national citizen detained in Iran

Statement

International Investment

Statement

Update on EU Exit Negotiations

Debate

Report from the Communications Committee 'A privatised future for Channel 4?'

Debate

Reports from the European Union Committee 'Brexit: agriculture' and 'Brexit: farm animal welfare'

Debate

Report from the Science and Technology Committee 'Nuclear research and technology: Breaking the cycle of indecision'

10:30pm
Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
7:45am
Committee Visit
Other - National Grid, Wokingham
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy

(at 10:10 am)
Mr Dave Allen, Senior Vice President Respiratory Disease R&D, GSK
Mr Menelas Pangalos, Executive Vice-President of Innovative Medicines and Early Development (IMED) Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca
(at 11:00 am)
Mr Bryn Sage, Chief Executive, Inhealthcare
Mr Ian Staples, Chief Executive, Matoke Holdings Ltd
Mr Mark Campbell CBE, Senior Manager, Randox Laboratories
(at 11:50 am)
Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Dr Ian Hudson, Chief Executive, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Committee Visit
Other
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: consumer protection rights

(at 10:45 am)
Ms Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Ms Kirstin Green, Deputy Director, Consumer Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Mr Adam Stevens, Head of EU Consumer Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Room 3, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Other
10:45am
Oral Evidence Session
Political Polling and Digital Media

(at 10:45 am)
Mr Will Moy, Director, Full Fact
Professor Helen Margetts, Director, Oxford Internet Institute
(at 11:45 am)
Mr Mike Smithson, Political Betting
Mr Matthew Shaddick, Head of Political Betting, Ladbrokes

Room 2, Palace of Westminster
11:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006

(at 11:05 am)
Mr Tim Bonner, Chief Executive, Countryside Alliance
(at 11:50 am)
Mr Guy Smith, Vice-President, National Farmers Union
Mr Christopher Price, Director of Policy and Advice, Country Land and Business Association

Room 1, Palace of Westminster
3:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Artificial Intelligence

(at 3:35 pm)
Professor Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of West England
Dr Ing. Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE-Standards Association
(at 4:35 pm)
Professor Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce Law, Queen Mary University of London
Mr Jeremy Barnett, Barrister, St Pauls Chambers, Leeds and Gough Chambers
Professor Karen Yeung, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law and Society at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
3:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
The economics of higher, further and technical education

(at 3:35 pm)
Ms Shakira Martin, President, National Union of Students
Mr Martin Lewis OBE, Founder, Executive Chair, MoneySavingExpert.com
Ms Hannah Morrish, Student Choice and Higher Education Lead, The Student Room

Room 1, Palace of Westminster
3:45pm
Private Meeting
Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
4:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: deal or no deal

(at 4:05 pm)
Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European politics and foreign affairs, King's College London
Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Employment Law, Cambridge University
Mr Roderick Abbott, Senior Adviser on Trade Policy, ECIPE

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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