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This week in the Commons: 1 - 5 February

A round up of this week’s business in the Chamber and Westminster Hall

What's on

Monday 8 February 2016

  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
Oral questions
Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions
(i) The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016 (ii) The State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Backbench Business
Future of the routes of the Great Western Railway
Availability of flood insurance for businesses - Craig Whittaker
No business announced for today
European Committee A
European Union Document No. 14506/15 and Addendum, a Commission Regulation (EU) …of…amending Regulation (EC) No 692/2008 as regards emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 6)
Location: Room 9, Palace of Westminster
European Committee B
European Union Document No. 11470/15 and Addenda 1–6, a Commission Report: Protection of the European Union's financial interests–Fight against fraud annual report 2014 and unnumbered European Union Documents, the European Court of Auditors’ 2014 Annual Reports on the implementation of the budget; and on the activities funded by the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th European Development Funds
Location: Room 10, Palace of Westminster
European Committee C
European Union Documents No. 9079/15 and Addenda 1-2, a Commission Communication: Better regulation for better results-An EU agenda; and No. 9121/15 and Addendum, Commission Communication: Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation
Location: Room 11, Palace of Westminster
Transport - Oral Evidence Session
Airport expansion in the South East
Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State, Department for Transport
Lucy Chadwick, Director General of International, Security and Environment, Department for Transport
Caroline Low, Director of Airport Capacity, Department for Transport
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Communities and Local Government - Oral Evidence Session
DCLG's consultation on National Planning Policy
Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association
Richard Blyth, Head of Policy, Practice and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute
Shaun Spiers, Chief Executive, Campaign to Protect Rural England
Rachel Fisher, Head of Policy, National Housing Federation
Peter Andrew, Deputy Chairman, Home Builders Federation
Councillor Martin Tett, Vice-Chair, Local Government Association Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, and Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Public Accounts - Oral Evidence Session
Follow-up on transforming contract management
Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, and Permanent secretary, Cabinet Office
Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Welsh Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Broadcasting in Wales
Martin Shipton, Chief Reporter, Western Mail
Alan Edmunds, Editor-in-Chief, Media Wales and Western Mail
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy - Oral Evidence Session
Careers advice, information and guidance
Professor Louise Archer, Director of ASPIRES 2 Project, King’s College London
Professor Sir John Holman, Senior Adviser in Education, Gatsby Foundation
Professor Ann Hodgson, Co-Director of Centre for Post-14 Education and Work, University College London
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Principal Research Fellow, University of Warwick
Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers
Sian Carr, Vice President, Association of School and College Leaders
Martin Doel OBE, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges
Marcus Mason, Head of Business, Education and Skills, British Chambers of Commerce
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
No business announced for today
Oral questions
Situation of unaccompanied refugee children
- Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Oral questions
Support for the creative industries to ensure their continuing success
- Baroness Afshar
Oral questions
Tourism’s contribution to the economy of the UK
- Lord Lee of Trafford
Oral questions
Ensuring the number of student commissions for 2016–17 supports the goal of increasing the number of student places for allied health professionals - Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
Education and Adoption Bill - 3rd reading - Lord Nash
Trade Union Bill - Committee stage (day 1) - Committee of the Whole House - Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Short debate
Amending the Opticians Act 1989 to allow certain adjustable-focus eyewear to be sold over-the-counter - Lord Newby, Lord Prior of Brampton
Passage of the Transport for London Bill [HL] and the case for land disposed of under the provisions of that Bill being used to increase social housing - Lord Dubs, Baroness Grey-Thompson
Orders and regulations
Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016 - Baroness Altmann
Orders and regulations
State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 - Baroness Altmann
Orders and regulations
Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 - Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen
Orders and regulations
Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 - Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
Finance Bill Sub-Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Draft Finance Bill 2016
(at 3:35 PM)
Mr Brian Redford, Director of Specialist Personal Tax, HMRC
Ms Cerys MacDonald, Deputy Director, Personal Tax, Treasury
Ms Emma Churchill, Director of Process Transformation, HMRC
Location: Room 4, Palace of Westminster
EU Internal Market Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
No business announced for today


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