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Scotland's place in Europe examined Scotland

Scottish Government questioned on their priorities in light of Scotland voting to remain in the European Union

Future power relatons explored Middle East

President of the Council of Foreign Relations gives evidence on the transformation of power in the Middle East

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Exiting the European Union Committee hears business perspectives on negotiating objectives for EU withdrawal

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Wednesday 7 December 2016

  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
Oral questions
Northern Ireland
Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Electoral Reform (Local Elections and Miscellaneous Provisions)
Opposition Day Debate
The Government's plan for Brexit (15th allotted day)
Sporting legacy of Jamie and Andy Murray
9:30am - 11:00am
Westminster Hall debate
Tree planting in the UK
11:00am - 11:30am
Westminster Hall debate
Transport infrastructure for proposed developments of large logistics parks
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Westminster Hall debate
Humanitarian situation in South Sudan
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
UN's Not Too Young to Run campaign
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Congestion at the Dartford Crossing
Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee
Motion in the name of Mr David Lidington relating to the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
Location: Room 9, Palace of Westminster
European Committee B
European Union Documents No. 13147/16, a Letter of amendment No 1 to the draft general budget for 2017: Updating the estimated needs for agricultural expenditure and fisheries – Enhancing successful programmes and instruments for sustainable growth – Migration agenda, external investment plan and security - Technical adjustments relating to agencies and administrative expenditure - Increase of revenue linked to fines; No 13377/16, a Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2017; together with No. 12183/16 and Addendum 1, a Commission Communication: Mid-term review/revision of the multiannual financial framework 2014-2020: An EU budget focused on results; No. 12184/16, a Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020; No. 12185/16, a Proposal for an amendment of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management; No. 12186/16, Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision (EU) 2015/435 on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin; and No. 12187/16 and Addenda 1-2, a Proposal for a Regulation on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and amending Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002, Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, EU No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013, (EU) No 1307/2013, (EU) No 1308/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision No 541/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, already referred on 2 November 2016
Location: Room 10, Palace of Westminster
Public Bill Committee
Homelessness Reduction Bill
Location: Room 11, Palace of Westminster
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee
Draft Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Compulsory Purchase) (Corresponding Amendments) Regulations 2016
Location: Room 9, Palace of Westminster
Exiting the European Union - Oral Evidence Session
The UK’s negotiating objectives for its withdrawal from the EU
Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-general, Confederation of British Industry
Frances O'Grady, General Secretary, British Trades Union Congress
John Longworth, Co-Chair of Leave means Leave and Former Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Science and Technology - Oral Evidence Session
Regenerative medicine
Dr Nick Crabb, Programme Director, Scientific Affairs, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Dr Jonathan Fielden, Director of Specialised Commissioning and Deputy National Medical Director, NHS England
Dr James Palmer, Clinical Director of Specialised Commissioning, NHS England
Professor Amit Nathwani, Professor of Haematology, Royal Free Hospital
Professor Giovanna Lombardi, Professor of Human Transplant Immunology, King’s College London
Dr Anthony Mathur, Professor of Cardiology, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry
Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Women and Equalities - Oral Evidence Session
Disability and the built environment
Bob Ledsome, Deputy Director, Building Regulations and Standards, Department for Communities and Local Government
Jennifer Peters, Strategic Planning Manager, Greater London Authority
Andrew Gibson, Vice Chair, Habinteg
Nick Rogers, Design Director for Taylor Wimpey, Home Builders Federation
Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE
Andrew Hugill, Director of Policy and Technical Affairs, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport
Benjamin Hamilton-Baillie
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Northern Ireland Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
The electricity sector in Northern Ireland
Simon Hamilton MLA, Minister for the Economy
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Work and Pensions - Oral Evidence Session
Child maintenance services
Caroline Nokes, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery, Department for Work and Pensions
Tom McCormack, Director, Child Maintenance Group, Department for Work and Pensions
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Scottish Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Scotland's place in Europe
Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe
Professor Anton Muscatelli, Chair, Standing Council on Europe, Scottish Government
Ian Mitchell, Deputy Director for EU Strategy and Engagement, Scottish Government
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Treasury - Oral Evidence Session
Housing Policy
Kate Barker, Economist
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Public Accounts - Oral Evidence Session
High net worth individuals and HMRC
Jon Thompson, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs
Jennie Granger, Director General, Enforcement and Compliance, HM Revenue and Customs
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
No business announced for today
Oral questions
Reducing food waste
Oral questions
Promoting public understanding of the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary
Oral questions
Raising the prestige of technical education and apprenticeships and to ensure that they are viewed positively
Oral questions
Ensuring rail franchises and companies publish alternative travel plans in advance of industrial action over Christmas and New Year
Policing and Crime Bill - Report stage (day 2)
National Citizen Service Bill [HL] - Report stage
Estimated rising time
No business announced for today
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Constitution Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Legislative process
(at 10:30 am)
The Rt Hon Steve Webb, former MP and Minister of State for Pensions
Mr Martin Hoskins, former Specialist Adviser to Joint Committees on draft Investigatory Powers Bill Committee and draft Communications Data Bill
Professor Paul Burstow, former MP, Minister of State for Health and Chair of Joint Committee on draft Care and Support Bill
Location: Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: UK-EU movement of people
(at 10:30 am)
Mr Marley Morris, Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research
The Lord Green of Deddington
(at 11:30 am)
Mr Owen Tudor, Head of European Union and International Relations , TUC
Mr John Earls, Head of Research, Unite
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster
International Relations Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
International Relations Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Transformation of power in the Middle East and implications for UK policy
(at 2:30 pm)
Dr Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
(at 3:30 pm)
Mr Paul Danahar, Former BBC Middle East Correspondent, BBC
Mr Nicolas Pelham, Middle East Affairs Correspondent, The Economist
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
European Union Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
No business announced for today


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