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Wednesday 13 December 2017

  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
Oral questions
Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Short and holiday-let accommodation (notification of local authorities)
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee stage (day 7) - Committee of the whole House
UK ban on flights to Sharma El Sheikh
Westminster Hall debate
Parental rights of prisoners
Westminster Hall debate
Cliff erosion of the north coastline on the Isle of Sheppey
Westminster Hall debate
Work capability assessments
Westminster Hall debate
Male suicide
Westminster Hall debate
Delivering quality in the built environment
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
Draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and the draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (Amendment) Order 2017
Location: Room 9, Palace of Westminster
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee
Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017
Location: Room 11, Palace of Westminster
Exiting the European Union - Oral Evidence Session
The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal
Prof Alexander H. Türk, Professor of Law, King’s College London
John Cassels, Partner, Competition, Regulatory and Trade Law, Fieldfisher LLP
Dr Scott Steedman, Director of Standards, BSI and Vice President (policy) International Standards Organisation
Katherine Bennett, Senior Vice President, Airbus UK
Rod Ainsworth, Director of Regulatory and Legal Strategy, Food Standards Agency
Angela Hepworth, Director of Corporate Policy and Regulation, EDF UK
Dr Ian Hudson, Chief Executive, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Euan Beaton, President, Macduff Shellfish (Scotland) Ltd
Daniel Whittle, Managing Director, Whitby Seafoods
Jimmy Buchan, Business Manager, Scottish Seafood Association
Andrew Kuyk CBE, Director General UK Seafood Industry Alliance
Mark Simmonds, Policy Manager, British Ports Association
Martyn Boyers, Chief Executive, Grimsby Fish Dock Enterprises
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Work and Pensions - Oral Evidence Session
Pension freedom and choice
Rich Caddy, Shift Operations Manager, British Steel (Teesside) BSPS Facebook group co-ordinator
David Neilly, Plant Process Operator, Tata Steel UK (Port Talbot)
Stefan Zaitschenko, Former steelworker (Teesside) and BSPS Facebook group co-ordinator
Henry Tapper, Director, Pension PlayPen and First Actuarial
Clive Howells, Managing Director, Celtic Wealth Management
Darren Reynolds, Director, Active Wealth (UK) Ltd
Alasdair McDiarmid, Operations Director, Community trade union
Allan Johnston, Trustee Chairman, British Steel Pension Scheme
Derek Mulholland, Director of Pensions, British Steel Pension Scheme
Megan Butler, Director of Supervision (Investment, Wholesale and Specialist), Financial Conduct Authority
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Northern Ireland Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Sir Michael Arthur, President Boeing Europe and Managing Director UK and Ireland
Steven Gillard, Head of Government Affairs, UK and Ireland
Matthew Knowles, Communications Director, UK and Ireland
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Justice - Oral Evidence Session
Work of the Serious Fraud Office
David Green CB QC, Director, Serious Fraud Office
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Oral Evidence Session
Leaving the EU: implications for the processed food and drink industry
Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer, ALMR
Ian Wright, Director General, Food and Drink Federation
Andrew Kuyk, Director General, Provision Trade Federation
Tim Martin, Chairman, JD Wetherspoon
Ian Rayson, Corporate Affairs Director, Nestle
Dan Mobley, Corporate Relations Director, Diageo
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Women and Equalities - Oral Evidence Session
Older people and employment
Yvonne Sonsino, Co-Chair, Fuller Working Lives Business Strategy Group
Dr Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre UK
Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager and lead on fulfilling work, Centre for Ageing Better
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
International Trade - Oral Evidence Session
Implications of arrangements for Ireland - Northern Ireland border for wider UK Trade Policy
Dr Lorand Bartels, Reader in International Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge; Senior Counsel, Linklaters
Dr Sylvia de Mars, Lecturer in Law, University of Newcastle
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - Oral Evidence Session
Pre-Appointment hearing for Chair of Ofcom
Lord Burns, Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of Ofcom
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Treasury - Oral Evidence Session
Student Loans
The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts
Lord Browne of Madingley
Rt Hon. John Denham
Professor Janet Beer, President, Universities UK
Amatey Doku, Vice President, Higher Education, National Union of Students
Professor Mark E. Smith, Lancaster University
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
International Development - Oral Evidence Session
ICAI’s Annual Report and follow-up review 2016-17, and the Government’s Tailored Review of ICAI
Dr Alison Evans, Chief Commissioner
Andrea Baron, Head of Secretariat, Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Nick Dyer, Permanent Secretary
Joy Hutcheon, Director General for Finance and Corporate Performance, Department for International Development
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Public Accounts - Oral Evidence Session
Care Quality Commission
Sir David Behan, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission
Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary
Lee McDonough, Director General for Acute Care and Workforce, Department of Health
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Human Rights - Oral Evidence Session
Freedom of Speech in Universities
Linda Bellos OBE
Alexandra Tate, President, Reproductive and Sexual Health Society, King’s College
Jane Fae
Helen Belcher, Director, Trans Media Watch
Peter Tatchell
Location: Other - Committee Room :4a
Oral questions
Non-Commonwealth member countries attending the 2018 Commonwealth Summit in London.
Oral questions
Progress towards establishing a single national standard for household recycling
Oral questions
Number and percentage of students who will pay back their student loans in full
Oral questions
Plans for a new National Economic Crime Centre hosted in the National Crime Agency and safeguarding the independence of the Serious Fraud Office
Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report stage (day 2)
Short debate
Transitional arrangements for state pension provision for women born in the 1950s
No business announced for today
Constitution Committee - Oral Evidence Session
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
(at 9:45 am)
Mr Steve Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union
Mr Robert Buckland MP, Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office
Mr Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union
Rt Hon. the Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Leader of the House of Lords, House of Lords
Location: Room 1, Palace of Westminster
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Citizenship and Civic Engagement
(at 10:30 am)
The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government
Ms Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards and Minister for Equalities, Department for Education
Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Immigration, Home Office
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster
International Relations Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 4, Palace of Westminster
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Artificial Intelligence Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Artificial Intelligence
(at 2:05 pm)
Dr Jérôme Pesenti, CEO, BenevolentAI
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Finance Committee (Lords) - Private Meeting
Location: Other
No business announced for today


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