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Tuesday 1 December 2015

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am Oral questions

Treasury, including Topical Questions

12:30pm Business Statement

Leader of the House

Ten Minute Rule Motion - Mrs Anne Main

Consumer Protection (Standards of Fire Resistance of Children's Fancy Dress and Play Costumes Etc)


Immigration Bill - Report stage - Theresa May


Immigration Bill - 3rd reading - Theresa May


Motion to approve the draft Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015


Motion relating to the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill


Sittings of the House (2 December) (Motion)

Adjournment - Dawn Butler

Cost of pre-payment meters

Westminster Hall

Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am Westminster Hall debate - Mr David Davis

Rules of engagement and the use of armed drones

11:00am - 11:30am Westminster Hall debate - Ronnie Cowan

Small Business Saturday

2:30pm - 4:00pm Westminster Hall debate - Justin Madders

Effect of the introduction of fees for employment tribunals

4:00pm - 4:30pm Westminster Hall debate

Debate cancelled

4:30pm - 5:30pm Westminster Hall debate - Huw Merriman

Service provision in the event of post office closures

General Committee

Time Business
9:25am - Room 12, Palace of Westminster Public Bill Committee

Housing and Planning Bill

2:00pm - Room 12, Palace of Westminster Public Bill Committee

Housing and Planning Bill

2:30pm - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Motion in the names of Chris Grayling and Dr Thérèse Coffey relating to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Select Committee

Time Business
9:15am - Room 6, Palace of Westminster Business, Innovation and Skills

Assessing quality in Higher Education - Megan Dunn, President, National Union of Students Sally Hunt, General Secretary, University and College Union Professor Jon Scott, Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Experience), University of Leicester Stuart Cannell, Student reviewer with the Quality Assurance Agency QAA Professor James Wilsdon, University of Sussex Matt Hiely-Rayner, Head of Planning, Kingston University John Gill, Editor, Times Higher Education Nicki Horseman, Lead HE Data Analyst, Times Higher Education Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester and Chair of GuildHE Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University and Chair of million+ John Widdowson, Principal of New College Durham and President of the Association of Colleges Professor David Maguire, Vice Chancellor of the University of Greenwich (on behalf of University Alliance) Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham (on behalf of the Russell Group)

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

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - London Borough of Camden Craig Douglas

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

Holocaust education - Dame Helen Hyde, Headmistress, Watford Grammar School for Girls Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles MP, UK Envoy on Post-Holocaust Issues Paul Salmons, Director, Centre for Holocaust Education Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust Andy Lawrence, History Teacher, Hampton School Sarah O'Hanlon, Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador Mrs Gertrude Silman, Honorary Life President, Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association Professor Michael Rosen, Professor of Children's Literature, Goldsmith University of London

9:45am - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Justice

Prison safety - Andrew Selous MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Justice Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, National Offender Management Service

10:30am - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Culture, Media and Sport

Establishing World-Class Connectivity Throughout the UK - Nick Parbutt, Director of Strategy, Vodafone David Wheeldon, ‎Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BSkyB

10:30am - Room 16, Palace of Westminster International Development

Sustainable Development Goals - Ben Jackson, Chief Executive, Bond Nik Sekhran, Chief of Profession, Sustainable Development, United Nations Development Programme Dr Andrew Norton, Director, International Institute for Environment and Development Jessica Woodroffe, Director, Gender and Development Network Thomas Wheeler, Conflict and Security Advisor, Saferworld

10:30am - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Energy and Climate Change

Investor confidence in the UK energy sector - Alan White, Director, Carlton Power Limited Andrew Koss, Chief Executive, Drax Power, Drax Power Group Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy Danielle Lane, Head of Regulatory and Statekholder Relations, DONG Energy UK

11:30am - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Defence

Defence expenditure and the 2% pledge - Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence Air Marshal Sir Steven Hillier KCB CBE DFC RAF, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Capability) Peter Watkins CBE, Director General for Security Policy, Ministry of Defence

12:15pm - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Defence

Publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review - Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence Air Marshal Sir Steven Hillier KCB CBE DFC RAF, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Capability) Peter Watkins CBE, Director General for Security Policy, Ministry of Defence

1:30pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Treasury

The economic and financial costs and benefits of UK membership of the EU - Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury Mark Bowman, Director General, International and EU, HM Treasury

2:15pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Home Affairs

Countering extremism - Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General, Border Force Haras Rafiq, Managing Director, Quilliam Farooq Aftab, National Spokesperson, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK Megan Dunn, President, National Union of Students Julius Weinberg, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University

2:15pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Science and Technology

Big data dilemma - Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society Paul Maltby, Director of Data, Government Digital Service Gavin Starks, Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Rebecca Endean, Director, Research Base, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Baroness Shields, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport Peter Knight, Deputy Director, Research and Development Directorate, Department of Health

2:30pm - Room 6, Palace of Westminster Health

Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of the CQC - Peter Wyman CBE

3:00pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Treasury

Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 - Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury Clare Lombardelli, Director of Strategy, Planning and Budget, HM Treasury Julian Kelly, Director General, Public Spending and Finance, HM Treasury

3:00pm - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Foreign Affairs

Libya: examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s future policy options - Rt Hon Lord Hague of Richmond Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Introduction(s)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted and Lord Livermore will be introduced

Oral questions - Lord Cashman

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, investing in key populations in middle income countries where it is expected that by 2020 70% of people living with HIV will live

Oral questions - Lord Collins of Highbury

Incorporating HIV as a priority in Government work to improve the lives of women and girls, HIV being the biggest killer of women of reproductive age globally and of adolescents in Africa

Oral questions - Lord Berkeley

Action taken with the government of France to deal with the organised groups assisting migrants seeking to use the Channel Tunnel to enter the UK

Oral questions - Bishop of St Albans

Preventing violence against Muslims and other minority groups following the attacks in Paris on 13 November

Legislation - Baroness Anelay of St Johns

European Union Referendum Bill - 3rd reading

Legislation - Lord Nash

Education and Adoption Bill - Report stage (day 1)

Orders and regulations - Lord Prior of Brampton, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

National Health Service (Licensing and Pricing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 - motion to regret

8:30pm Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business
10:00am - Room 4, Palace of Westminster National Policy for the Built Environment

Built Environment - (at 10.05am) Sue Adams OBE, Chief Executive, Care & Repair England; Paul Gamble, Chief Executive, Habinteg (at 11.00am) Michael Cassidy CBE, Chairman, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (at 11.50am) Louise Sunderland, Senior Policy Advisor, UK Green Building Council

10:30am - Room 3, Palace of Westminster EU Justice Sub-Committee

Private Meeting

10:30am - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster Science and Technology (Lords)

Private Meeting

3:15pm - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster Equality Act 2010 and Disability

Equality Act 2010 and Disability - (at 3.20pm) Marie-Claire Frankie, a solicitor for Sheffield Council, representing the National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers (NALEO); Mick Martin, Managing Director and Deputy Ombudsman, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) (at 4.20pm) Neil Crowther, independent consultant, formerly director of disability and human rights programmes at the Equality and Human Rights Commission;Nick O’Brien, independent consultant, former Director of Legal Operations at the Disability Rights Commission and expert in Ombudsmen

3:30pm - Room 3, Palace of Westminster Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sexual Violence in Conflict - (at 3.45pm) Mr Paul Williams, Director, Multilateral Policy Directorate, FCO; Mr Tom Woodroffe, Head, Office of the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Conflict Department, FCO (at 4.45pm) Ms Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (at 5pm) Dr Kirsten Campbell, Principal Investigator, Gender of Justice: Prosecution of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict research project, Goldsmiths, University of London; Ms Patricia Sellers, Special Adviser, ICC & Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford and Professor Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow, International Law, Chatham House

3:30pm - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Economic Affairs

Economics of the United Kingdom Housing Market - (at 3.35pm) Dame Kate Barker, author of the Barker Review of Housing Supply; Martin Wolf, Journalist, Financial Times; Christopher Walker, Head of Housing, Planning and Urban Policy, Policy Exchange

4:00pm - Room 2A, Palace of Westminster Information Committee (Lords)

Private Meeting


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