Featured on the UK Parliament website

Prime Minister's Questions PMQs

Prime Minister's Question Time

MPs question Prime Minister, Theresa May, in the House of Commons Chamber on Wednesday 26 October

'Missed opportunities to transform lives' Justice

Dealing effectively with young adults while the brain is still developing is crucial for a crime-free adulthood, says report

Political and humanitarian situation examined DR Congo

Development experts questioned on fragility and development in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Trade in food and oil examined Brexit

Leading industry representatives give evidence on future trade between the UK and the EU

Follow the latest business


Latest news from the House of Commons and House of Lords

Zac Goldsmith resigns as MP for Richmond Park

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Zac Goldsmith to be Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds.

What's on

Wednesday 26 October 2016

  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
Oral questions
Northern Ireland
Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Maternity and Paternity Leave (Premature Birth)
Opposition Day Debate
(10th allotted day) (i) Concentrix (ii) Conflict and humanitarian situation in Yemen
Legal aid for families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings
9:30am - 11:00am
Westminster Hall debate
British engagement with Libya
11:00am - 11:30am
Westminster Hall debate
Safety on the A34
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Westminster Hall debate
Performance of the Disclosure and Barring Service
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Highways England compensation payments for residents of Broadway in Chadderton
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Advice given to AEA pension scheme pensioners
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
Draft Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (Continuation) Order 2016
Location: Room 9, Palace of Westminster
Work and Pensions - Oral Evidence Session
Support for ex-offenders
Damian Hinds MP, Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions
Michelle Dyson, Director, Children, Families and Disadvantage, Department for Work and Pensions
Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation, Ministry of Justice
Gita Sisupalan, Deputy Director for Prison Reform Policy, Ministry of Justice
Rachael Reynolds, Head of Employment Commissioning Group, National Offender Management Service
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Education - Oral Evidence Session
Area reviews of post-16 education
Theresa Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
Andy Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, WKCIC Group
Angela Joyce, Group Principal and Chief Executive, Warwickshire College Group
Sir David Collins, Further Education Commissioner, Department for Education
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Northern Ireland Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
HM Government support for UK Victims of IRA attacks that used Gaddafi-supplied Semtex and weapons
Rt Hon Jack Straw, former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Women and Equalities - Oral Evidence Session
Disability and the built environment
Sue Bott, Deputy Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK
Zara Todd, Chair, Inclusion London
Jolie Goodman, Manager and Lead Facilitator, Mental Health Foundation
Martin McConaghy, The Access Association
David Petherick, Chairman, British Standards Institution, Committee B/559
Chris Fry, Solicitor and Managing Partner, Unity Law
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Communities and Local Government - Oral Evidence Session
Social Care
David Behan, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission
Professor Keith Moultrie, Institute for Public Care
Paul Simic, Chief Executive, Lancashire Care Association
Janice Dane, Assistant Director, Early Help and Prevention, Norfolk County Council
Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England
Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director, UKHCA
Andrew Dykes, Chairman, Exalon Autonomy Group
Tim Hammond, Chief Executive, Four Seasons Health Care
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Science and Technology - Oral Evidence Session
Leaving the EU: Implications and opportunities for science and research
Mr Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union
Joseph Johnson MP, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
The role and effectiveness of ACoBA and the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests
Chris Skidmore MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
European Scrutiny - Oral Evidence Session
Parliamentary Scrutiny of EU Trade Deal: Canada/EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State and President of the Board of Trade, Department for International Trade
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Public Accounts - Oral Evidence Session
HMRC performance & tax transparency
Jon Thompson, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary HMRC
Edward Troup, Executive Chair and Permanent Secretary, HMRC
Jim Harra, Director General, Business Tax, HMRC
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Procedure - Oral Evidence Session
English votes for English laws Standing Orders
Pete Wishart MP, SNP Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Procedure - Oral Evidence Session
Private Members’ Bills
John Nicolson MP
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
European Scrutiny - Oral Evidence Session
EU-UK relations in preparation for Brexit
Rt Hon David Jones MP, Minister of State, Department for Exiting the European Union
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Human Rights - Oral Evidence Session
What are the human rights implications of Brexit?
Marina Wheeler QC
Professor Colm O'Cinneide, University College London
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Queen Mary University, London
Professor Graham Gee, Policy Exchange
Oral questions
Number of students studying medicine
Oral questions
Government's industrial strategy
Oral questions
Commissioning a new Royal Yacht
Oral questions
An independent inquiry to evaluate the operation of the Prevent strategy
Policing and Crime Bill - Committee stage (day 2) - Committee of the Whole House
Short debate
Government policy on offender training in entrepreneurship
No business announced for today
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: future UK-EU security and policing co-operation
(at 10:15 am)
Ms Helen Ball, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
Location: Room 1, Palace of Westminster
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: environment and climate change
(at 10:30 am)
Professor Andrew Jordan, University of East Anglia
Professor Maria Lee, University College London
Professor Richard MacRory, University College London
(at 11:45 am)
Mr Abi Bunker, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Mr Trevor Hutchings, Director of UK and EU Advocacy, World Wide Fund for Nature
Ms Leah Davis, Acting Director, Green Alliance
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Lords) - Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill
Location: Room 4, Palace of Westminster
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Constitution Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster
International Relations Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Middle East
(at 10:30 am)
Dr Renad Mansour, Asfari Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme , Chatham House
Dr Ali Ansari, Professor; Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews
Location: Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Lords) - Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill
Location: Room 4, Palace of Westminster
No business announced for today


Watch live and archived coverage of all UK Parliament proceedings taking place in public

Live feeds of debates and committee meetings on Parliament TVWatch live

Live feeds of debates and committee meetings on Parliament TV

Quick links

  • Democratically elected house, makes laws and checks the work of Government

  • Checking and shaping draft laws and challenging the work of Government

  • Read transcripts of debates and find business papers from both Houses

  • Keep up to date with the progress of current and draft Bills before Parliament

  • Latest news, inquiries and reports from parliamentary select committees