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Funding system failing people with continuing healthcare needs

Public Accounts Committee report says complex process with delays and poor-quality assessments must improve

What's on

Wednesday 17 January 2018

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

International Development - including Topical Questions

12:00pm
Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion

Private Landlords (Registration)

Legislation

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - remaining stages (Day 2)

Adjournment

British investors in Paradise Golf Resort, Morocco

Westminster Hall

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

County lines exploitation in London

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

Ethics and artificial intelligence

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

Blood cancer care in the NHS

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

Vagrancy and homelessness in Cleethorpes

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

Drug consumption rooms

General Committee

Time Business Venue
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

Room 12, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:15am
Oral Evidence Session
The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal

Christophe Bondy, Public International Lawyer at Cooley (UK) LLP and former senior counsel to Canada on the CETA negotiations
Dr Lorand Bartels, University of Cambridge and Senior Counsel, Linklaters
William Swords, President, UK-Canada Chamber of Commerce

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Universal Credit rollout

Sally Beadle, Children's entertainer
Richard Betton, self-employed farmer
Luke Johnstone, founder, Pack’d
Andrew Kozman, Founder, Mercury Digital
Andy Chamberlain, Deputy Director of Policy and External Affairs, IPSE
Andrew Clark, Director of Policy, National Farmers Union
Mark Hooper, Founder and Policy Lead, indycube
Lindsay Owen, Deputy Director of Policy and Evaluation, The Prince’s Trust

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
RBS branch closures

Emma Cooper, Chief Executive Scottish Rural Action
Charandeep Singh, Head of External Relations, Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Lyn Turner, Regional Officer, Unite
Martin Kearsley, Banking Director, Post Office
Tom Moran, Network Development Director, Post Office
Jane Howard, Managing Director, Personal Banking, RBS
Les Matheson, Chief Executive, Personal & Business Banking, RBS

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017

Mike Radford, Reader in Law, University of Aberdeen
Sir Stephen Laws KCB, QC, former First Parliamentary Counsel
Penny Hawkins, Head of Research Animals, RSPCA Science Group
Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, Dog's Trust
Michael Webb, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft domestic gas and electricity (tariff cap) bill

Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Dan Monzani, Director of Energy, Networks and Markets, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
UK-US trade relations

Dr Peter Holmes, UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex
Julian Jessop, Chief Economist, Institute of Economic Affairs
Warwick Lightfoot, Director of Economics and Social Policy, Policy Exchange
Ian Cranshaw, Chemical Industries Association
Howard Chase, Dow Chemical Company
Saoirse Fitzpatrick, StopAIDS

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive, Equality and Human Rights Commission
Sir Brendan Barber, Chair, Acas
Alex Hayes, Managing Director Emplyoment Support Services, Equality Advisory and Support Service

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Race Disparity Audit

Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future
Nicola Braganza, Barrister
David Green, Director, Civitas
Sado Jirde, Director, Black South West Network

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Government contracts with Community Rehabilitation Companies

Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice
Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, HM Prison and Probation Service

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm
Oral questions

Warning from the US Federal Aviation Administration that British aviation manufacturers may have to pay the US to export their products after Brexit

Oral questions

Providing support for migrants and refugees in hotspots in the Greek islands over the winter

Oral questions

Trade talks from April 2019 with countries having existing trade agreements registered with the EU

Oral questions

British citizens and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System for travel to the EU

Legislation

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Third reading

Legislation

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Report stage (day 2)

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Private Meeting
Room 4, Palace of Westminster
10:15am
Private Meeting
Room 1, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

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