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Wednesday 2 December 2015

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business

Subject to the approval of the Sittings of the House (2nd December) motion to be considered on 1 December, business for this day is subject to change.

11:30am Oral questions

Cabinet Office, including Topical Questions

12:00pm Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion - Jonathan Reynolds

Representation of the People (Proportional Representation) (House of Commons)


Motion relating to ISIL in Syria and UN Security Council Resolution 2249

Adjournment - Caroline Nokes

Protections for purchasers of new build homes

Westminster Hall

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

Effect of state pension age equalisation on women born in the 1950s

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

Boulby Potash job losses and wider Teesside unemployment

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

Debate cancelled

4:00pm - 4:30pm Westminster Hall debate - Sir Simon Burns

Commuter services from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street

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

Benefit sanctions

General Committee

Time Business
8:55am - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Code E) Order 2015

2:00pm - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Public Bill Committee

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill

Select Committee

Time Business
9:30am - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Work and Pensions

Local welfare safety net - Jill Farrar, Senior Team Manager, Blackpool Council Councillor Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Investment, Lambeth Council Councillor John Fuller, Vice Chairman, Resources Panel, Local Government Association and Leader South Norfolk District Council Marcus Jones MP. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government Matthew Style, Director of Local Government Finance, Department for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, Department for Work and Pensions Pete Searle, Director of Working Age, Department for Work and Pensions

9:30am - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Northern Ireland Affairs

Promoting the tourism industry in Northern Ireland through the tax system - Janice Gault, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive, British Hospitality Association David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs, British Beer and Pub Association Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster

9:30am - Room 5, Palace of Westminster High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Locus challenges The Cumberland Basin Horticultural Society Elizabeth Birch

9:30am - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Education

The Role of Regional Schools Commissioners - Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, Department for Education

10:00am - Room 8, Palace of Westminster European Scrutiny

EU Scrutiny: follow up - Rona Fairhead CBE, Chairman, BBC Trust Richard Ayre, Trustee, BBC Trust

2:00pm - Room 5, Palace of Westminster High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - As for morning session, unless already heard.

2:15pm - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Culture, Media and Sport

Blood Doping in Athletics - Lord Coe CH KBE, President, International Association of Athletics Federations

2:15pm - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Farmgate prices - Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, Defra Mark Filley, Head of Livestock, Dairy and Genetic Resources, Defra Tim Mordan, Deputy Director, Farming Sectors Team, Defra

2:15pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Treasury

Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 - James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, Institute of Directors Robert Wood, Chief UK Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Simon Kirby, Head of Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting, National Institute of Economic and Social Research Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies Gemma Tetlow, Programme Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies James Browne, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies

2:30pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Public Accounts

Reform of the rail franchising programme - Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport Bernadette Kelly, Director General, Rail Executive Peter Wilkinson, Managing Director, Passenger Services, Department for Transport

2:45pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Environmental Audit

Assessment of EU/UK Environmental Policy - Professor Maria Lee, Professor of EU Environmental Law, University College London (UCL) Professor Sebastian Oberthuer, Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development, Institute for European Studies (IES) Nigel Haigh, Honorary Fellow, Institute of European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

3:30pm - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Welsh Affairs

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Wales Bill - Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State Geth Williams, Deputy Director, Constitution and Corporate Services, Wales Office Sue Olley, Legal Adviser, Wales Office

4:00pm Human Rights

The UK Government's policy on the use of drones for targeted killing - Sir David Omand, Chair, Birmingham Policy Commission Jennifer Gibson, Reprieve Professor Thomas Simpson, Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Oxford

4:15pm Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill - Rt Hon. Sir Mark Waller, Intelligence Services Commissioner Rt Hon. Lord Judge, Chief Surveillance Commissioner Clare Ringshaw-Dowle, Chief Surveillance Inspector, Office of Surveillance Commissioners Rt Hon. Sir Stanley Burnton, Interception of Communications Commissioner Jo Cavan, Head of the Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office David Anderson QC Professor Michael Clarke, Director, Royal United Services Institute

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm Oral questions - Lord Goddard of Stockport

Allowing offices to be converted into housing

Oral questions - Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Priorities agreed for the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul in May 2016

Oral questions - Baroness Janke

Engaging with the people of England on devolution of powers in England

Oral questions - Lord Sharkey

Holding senior managers to account following the imposition of a £72 million fine on Barclays for failing to minimise the risk that funds might be used to facilitate financial crime



Short debate - Baroness Barker

The report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS 'Access Denied'

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business
10:00am - Room 4, Palace of Westminster EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union - (at 10.15am) Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted (Sharon Bowles), former MEP and Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee; Raoul Ruparel, Co-Director, Open Europe

4:00pm - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster EU Internal Market Sub-Committee

Online Platforms and the EU Digital Single Market - (at 4.15pm) Ms Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive, British Hospitality Association; Tim Godfray, Booksellers Association; Carolyn Jameson, Chief Legal Officer, Skyscanner and Kostas Rossoglou, Head of EU Public Policy,Yelp (at 5.15pm)Michael Ross, Co-Founder and Chief Scientists, Dynamic Action; Josh Smith, Associate Researcher, CASM, Demos; David Alexander, CEO, MyDex Cic and Steve Wood, Information Commissioner's Office

10:30am - Room 2, Palace of Westminster EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

Private Meeting

10:30am - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster Social Mobility

Social Mobility - (at 10.35am) The Rt Hon Alan Milburn, Chair; Jack Feituck, Head of Policy; Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (at 11.35am) Professor Ann Hodgson, Professor of Post-Compulsory Education and Co-Director Centre for Post-14 Education and Work, UCL Institute of Education; Professor Kevin Orr, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

10:15am - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Constitution

Oral Evidence Session - (at 10.30am) Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice


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