Programme

Sunday 10 October

Arrival Day

Monday 11 October

0930  Assembly in hotel lobby

1000  Meeting with Sarah Hendry, Director, Food and Farming Group, and Arik Dondi, Deputy Director, Climate Change Mitigation from Agriculture and the Food Chain, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1130  Meeting with Mr David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

1230  Briefing with HE Mr Nalin Surie, India High Commissioner

1315  Meeting with Mr Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

1500  Joined by Chevening Scholars for tour of Foreign and Commonwealth Office and tea with Lord Howell, Minister of State

1700  Meeting with Mr Tom Fletcher, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and tour around Number 10 Downing Street
 

Tuesday 12 October

1145 Assemble in hotel lobby

1230 Lunch with Office Holders of the Indo-British All-Party Parliamentary Group

Attending:

Mr Virendra Sharma MP (Labour) – Chair
Mr Jo Johnson MP (Conservative) – Deputy Chair
Mr Bob Blackman MP (Conservative) – Secretary


1400 Meeting with Ms Joan Walley MP (Labour), Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

1535 Presentations on 'Evolving Asian Geo-Strategic Environment and its Implications for India' at International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Chair :
Mr Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia & former official, National Security Council Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office, India

Presentations:
China – Mr Adam Ward, Director of Studies, IISS
Pakistan – Sir Hilary Synnott KCMG, Consulting Senior Fellow, IISS & former British High Commissioner to Pakistan
Afghanistan – Mr Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats & Political Risk, IISS & former Assistant Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)

1630 Depart to hotel
 

Wednesday 13 October

0915 Assemble in hotel lobby

1000 Meeting with Mr Adrian Bailey MP (Labour/Co-op), Chair, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

1100 Meeting with  Rt Hon. James Arbuthnot MP, Chair, Defence Select Committee

1200 View Prime Minister’s Question Time

1245 Lunch with Lord Billimoria

1500 Meeting with Mr Alan Whitehead MP (Labour), Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee and Mr Tom Greatrex MP (Labour), Shadow Scotland Office Minister and former member, Energy and Climate Change Committee

1545 Meeting with the Indo-British All-Party Parliamentary Group

Attending:
Mr Virendra Sharma MP (Labour)
Lord Kakkar (Crossbench)
Mr Paul Uppal MP (Conservative)

1700 Tea with Rt Hon. Baroness Hayman, Lord Speaker

Also attending:
Lord Bilimoria (Crossbench)
Lord Dholakia (Liberal Democrat)
Baroness Verma (Conservative)

1735 Attend House of Lords debate

1750 Depart to hotel 
 

Thursday 14 October

0845 Assemble in hotel lobby

0930 Meeting with Mr Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1015 Transfer to Oxford, lunch on arrival

1400 Introduction to Oxford University

Presenters:
Professor Subir Sarkar, Reader in Physics, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics
Mr Loren Griffith, Acting Director of International Strategy

1430 Presentation on the Blavatnik School of Government and discussion about challenges confronting future leaders in government and public policy

Presenter:
Professor Ngaire Woods, Professor in Politics and International Relations and Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme

1530 Discussion about current activities and links between Oxford University and India

Presenters:
Professor Subir Sarkar, Reader in Physics, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics
Mr Richard Briant, International Director, Said Business School
Mr Loren Griffith, Acting Director of International Strategy

1600 Guided walking tour of historic parts of  Oxford University with a focus on India- related locations (tbc)

Guides:
Mr Alexander Bubb, DPhil Student in English, Oxford University
Mr Nakul Krishna, BPhil Student in Philosophy, Oxford University

1700 Transfer to London 

Friday 15 October

Departure Day