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Prime Minister’s Questions: 4 March 2015

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am Oral Questions


12:00pm Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion - Mr Elfyn Llwyd

Victims (Bill of Rights)


Proceedings on the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipations and Adjustments) Bill


Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill - Report stage


Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill - Third reading


Opposition Day debate (unallotted half-day)- Subject to be announced

Adjournment - Mr Douglas Carswell

Competition in the financial services industry

Westminster Hall

Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am Lilian Greenwood

Availability of affordable housing

11:00am - 11:30am Mrs Madeleine Moon

State of local suicide prevention plans

2:30pm - 4:00pm Neil Parish

Management and delivery of broadband

4:00pm - 4:30pm Bob Blackman

Rebuilding the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

4:30pm - 5:00pm Kerry McCarthy

Urban food growing and the planning system

General Committee

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

Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2015

8:55am - Room 10, Palace of Westminster European Committee B

European Union Documents No. 15985/14, a Commission Communication: Annual Growth Survey 2015, No. 15953/14 and Addendum, a Draft Joint Employment Report from the Commission and the Council, accompanying the Commission Communication on the Annual Growth Survey 2015, No. 15988/14 and Addendum, a Commission Report: Alert Mechanism Report 2015 (prepared in accordance with Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EU) No. 1176/2011 on the prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances), and an unnumbered Document, European Economic Forecast, Autumn 2014

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

Draft Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015

2:30pm - Room 11, Palace of Westminster Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2015

Select Committee

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

Evidence check: Starting school - Helen Kirrane, Campaigns and Policy Manager, Bliss, Tammy Campbell, Researcher and Analyst, UCL Institute of Education, Michelle Melson, Summer Born Campaign and Dr Claire Crawford, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, and Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies; Nick Gibb MP, Minister for School Reform, Department for Education

9:30am - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Business, Innovation and Skills

Insolvency - Eve Salomon, Chair of the Regulatory Board, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Graham Stockey, Principal Surveyor, RICS Regulation (Valuation), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Julian Healey, Incoming Chief Executive Officer, NARA: The Associatin of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers and Daniel Hardy, Chairman, NARA: The Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers; Irene Graham, Executive Director of Business Finance, British Bankers Association, Phillip Sykes, Vice-President, R3: Association of Business Recovery Professionals and Bob Pinder, Regional Director, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Sarah Albon, Chief Executive, Insolvency Service, Graham Horne, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations, Insolvency Service and Anne Willcocks, Director of External Affairs, Insolvency Service

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

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Whittington Heath Golf Club, Michael and Lesley Washburn, Dr Dan Mitchell, Anthony Charles Sutton, Joanne and David Voas, John and Pamela Porter, Mid Cheshire Against HS2, Christopher Triffitt, Trevor Forrester, Gwen Johnson, George and Elizabeth Burda, Kenneth Rider, Stanley Hulme, Tonge & Breedon HS2 Action Group, Michael Featherstone, Christopher Knight, Deana Hughes, Paul and Heather Kilbourne, David Brandon and Michael and Gillian Hartley

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

The work of HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service - Michael Fuller, HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service

10:20am - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Justice

The work of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons - Nick Hardwick, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

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.

2:30pm - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Environmental Audit

Local Nature Partnerships - Dr Dominic Hogg, Executive Chair, West of England Nature Partnership, Rupert Clubb, Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport and Liz Newton, Director, Landscape & Geodiversity, Natural England

2:45pm - The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House Treasury

Prudential Regulation Authority - Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, Bank of England, Sandra Boss, External member, Prudential Regulation Authority Board and Charles Randell, External member, Prudential Regulation Authority Board

3:00pm - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Work of the Committee 2010-15 - James Cross, Chief Executive, Natural England and Guy Thompson, Executive Director for local delivery, Natural England

3:05pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Procedure

Evidence from former Leaders of the House - Rt Hon Jack Straw MP and Rt Hon Sir George Young MP

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm Oral Questions

Introduction of further digitalisation and the effectiveness of the scrutiny of legislation

Oral Questions

Aerial bombardment in the Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states of Sudan

Oral Questions

Monitoring regulatory agencies in their scrutiny of economic and public sectors

Oral Questions

Head of the US Army’s concerns about cuts to Britain’s defence budget

Legislation - Lord Bates

Modern Slavery Bill - Third reading - Lord Bates

Legislation - Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Deregulation Bill - Third reading - Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Orders and Regulations - /

Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015 - Regret Motion

Grand Committee

Time Business
3:45pm Orders and Regulations

Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015

Orders and Regulations

Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order 2015

Orders and Regulations

Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provision) Order 2015

Orders and Regulations

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Northern Ireland) (Biometric data) Order 2015

Orders and Regulations

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015

Orders and Regulations

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2015

Short Debate

The variety and diversity of schools in the independent education sector

Select Committee

Time Business
10:30am - Room 2, Palace of Westminster Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (EU Sub-Committee D)

Private meeting

10:30am - Room 3, Palace of Westminster Home Affairs, Health and Education (EU Sub-Committee F)

Private meeting

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