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MPs debate the timing of referendum on EU membership and housing

Subjects for debate chosen by the Democratic Unionist Party and the Liberal Democrat Party

What's on

Tuesday 9 February 2016

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

Health, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Ofsted Inspections (Schools' Rights of Challenge) - John Pugh

Opposition Day Debate

(i) Timing of referendum on EU membership (Democratic Unionist Party) (ii) Long-term plan for housing (Liberal Democrats)

Legislation

House of Commons (Administration) Bill - Money resolution - Sir Paul Beresford

Adjournment

Jobs and growth in the Humber Energy Estuary - Martin Vickers

Westminster Hall

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

Closer working between the emergency services - Richard Fuller

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

Multi-sports clubs and HMRC changes to community amateur sports club status - David Mowat

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

Work capability assessments - Louise Haigh

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

Communications infrastructure and flooding in the North West - Simon Danczuk

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

Social mobility index - Chloe Smith

General Committee

Time Business Venue
9:25am
Public Bill Committee

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]

Room 14, Palace of Westminster
9:25am
Public Bill Committee

Enterprise Bill [Lords]

Room 10, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]

Room 14, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Enterprise Bill [Lords]

Room 10, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Investor confidence in the UK energy sector

Carol Gould, Head of Power and Renewables, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Alejandro Ciruelos, Project and Acquisition Finance - Energy, Santander
Peter Dickson, Glennmont Partners
Chris Hulatt, Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder, Octopus Investments
Morgan Angus, Principal, Townsend Group
Donald MacDonald, Chairman, Insitutional Investors Group on Climate Change
Lilia Stoyanova, Director, Townsend Group

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
9:45am
Oral Evidence Session
Courts and tribunals fees and charges

Chantal-Aimée Doerries, Chair, the Bar Council
Michael Clancy, Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland
Jonathan Smithers, President, Law Society of England and Wales
Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Government Internal Audit Agency

Jon Whitfield, Chief Executive, Government Internal Audit Agency

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10:15am
Oral Evidence Session
DFID's allocation of resources

Brenda Killen, Deputy Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Dr Paul Clist, Lecturer in Development Economics, University of East Anglia
Simon Gill, Director, Budget Strengthening Initiative, Overseas Development Institute
Ben Jackson, Chief Executive, Bond

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Libya: examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s future policy options

Chris Stephen, Journalist
Patrick Porter, Professor of Strategic Studies, University of Exeter
Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General, Royal United Services Institute

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
11:30am
Oral Evidence Session
UK military operations in Syria and Iraq

Lieutenant General (retd) Sir Simon Mayall KBE CB

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Satellites and space

Stuart Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult
Andy Green, President, UKspace
Dr David Parker, Chief Executive, UK Space Agency
Joanne Wheeler, Partner, Bird & Bird
Professor John Remedios, Director, National Centre for Earth Observation
Dr Christopher Mutlow, Director, STFC-RAL Space

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
The work of the Immigration Directorates (Q3 2015)

Stephen Shaw, Author of the Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons
Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Immigration
Mandie Campbell, Director General, Immigration Enforcement Directorate
Sarah Rapson, Director General, UK Visas and Immigration Directorate
James Vyvyan-Robinson, Managing Director, Clearsprings Group

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Proposals for backbench debates
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Public Health post-2013 – structures, organisation, funding and delivery

Jonathan McShane, Chair, Public Health System Group/Local Government Association
Julie Wood, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners
Dr Andrew Furber, President, Association of Directors of Public Health
Professor John Ashton CBE, President, Faculty of Public Health
Martin Smith, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
3:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Libya: examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s future policy options

Jonathan Powell, UK Special Envoy to Libya
Tobias Ellwood MP, Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Mr Peter Millett, HM Ambassador, Libya
Mrs Sally Axworthy, former Joint Head North Africa Department (2013-15)

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm
Oral questions

Viability of oil and gas exploration on the UK continental shelf in the light of the reduced price of oil - Lord Bruce of Bennachie

Oral questions

Government proposals for renewal or replacement of failed housing estates - Baroness Janke

Oral questions

Promotion of walking and cycling - Baroness Barker

Oral questions

The Resolutions of the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe condemning the actions of Daesh/ISIS in the Middle East as genocide - Lord Alton of Liverpool

Legislation

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - 3rd reading - Lord Freud

Legislation

Housing and Planning Bill - Committee stage (day 1) - Committee of the Whole House - Baroness Williams of Trafford

Short debate

Policy for funding the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Lord Luce

10:00pm
Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

Time Business
Legislation

Immigration Bill - Committee stage - Grand Committee - Lord Bates

7:30pm
Estimated rising time

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:20am
Oral Evidence Session
Relationship between EU Membership and the Effectiveness of UK Science

(at 9:30 AM)
Professor Siegfried Russwurm, Chief Technology Officer & Member of the Managing Board, Siemens
Mr Juergen Maier, Chief Executive Officer Siemens UK, Siemens
(at 10:30 AM)
Professor Dame Julia Slingo OBE FRS, Chief Scientist, Met Office
Professor John Womersley, Chief Executive Officer, Science and Technology Facilities Council
Mr Stuart Pritchard, EU Affairs Manager, Wellcome Trust

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

(at 10:15 AM)
The Lord Bew, Chair, Committee on Standards in Public Life
Sir Christopher Kelly, former Chair, Committee on Standards in Public Life
(at 11:15 AM)
Mr David Cockburn, Certification Officer
(at 11:45 AM)
Mr David Halpern, Chief Executive, Behavioural Insights Team
The Lord O'Donnell

Room 4, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Economics of the United Kingdom Housing Market

(at 2:35 PM)
Dr Clive Skidmore, Head of Housing Department, Birmingham City Council
The Lord Best, Former President, LGA
Councillor Sue Derbyshire, Housing and Planning Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Room 1, Palace of Westminster
3:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Visions of EU reform

(at 4:00 PM)
Mr Detlef Seif MdB, Member of the German Bundestag European Affairs Committee, German Bundestag
Mr Axel Schäfer MdB, Deputy Chairman of the Spd Parliamentary Group (with responsibility for European Affairs) and Substitute Member of the Bundestag Committee on European Affairs, German Bundestag

Room 4, Palace of Westminster
3:45pm
Oral Evidence Session
Response to the Strathclyde Review

(at 4:00 PM)
The Lord Lisvane KCB DL
Professor Meg Russell, Professor of British and Comparative Politics and Director of the Constitution Unit, University College London

Room 3, Palace of Westminster
4:00pm
Private Meeting
Room 2, Palace of Westminster

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