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What's on

Monday 26 January 2015

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Oral Questions

Work and Pensions, including Topical Questions


Infrastructure Bill [HL] - Report stage


Infrastructure Bill [HL] - Third reading

Adjournment - Rehman Chishti

UK support for Pakistan after the massacre in Peshawar

Westminster Hall

No business announced for today

General Committee

Time Business
4:30pm - Room 11, Palace of Westminster First Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015

4:30pm - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Second Reading Committee

Insurance Bill [HL] (Law Commission) To consider the Bill

Select Committee

Time Business
9:45am - The Auditorium, Buccleuch Centre, Langholm Scottish Affairs

Our Borderlands - Our Future - David Mundell, MP for Dumfrieshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale and Archie Dryburgh, Councillor for Dumfries and Galloway; Douglas Scott, Senior Policy Adviser, Chief Executive's Department, Scottish Borders Council, Ewan Green, Head of Economic Development for Dumfries and Galloway Council, Jane Meek, Head of Economic Development for Carlisle City Council and Janice Rose, Economic and Inclusion Policy Manager, Northumberland County Council ; Rob Livesey, Vice President, National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS), Jack Clark, Chamber Convener, Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce, Teresa Dougall, Regional Manager for South East/South West area, Scottish Land and Estates and Trevor Jackson, Community Councillor, Landowner, and South East Committee Member, Scottish Land and Estates

2:00pm - Room 5, Palace of Westminster High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Jack and Abigail Wrycroft, Long Itchington Parish Council, Southam Town Council, Southam Area Action Group , Andrew Jamieson, Christopher Purser and Alexandra and Mary Swan

3:15pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Public Accounts

Education Funding Agency and Department for Education financial statements - recall - Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education, Peter Lauener, Chief Executive, Education Funding Agency, Simon Parkes, Chief Financial Officer, Education Funding Agency and Greg Martin, Headteacher, Durand Academy

3:30pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Home Affairs

Independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse - Ben Emmerson QC, Counsel to the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

4:05pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Transport

Strategic river crossings - Steve Nicholson, Special Adviser, Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport; Rachel Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer, TT2 Limited and Paul Woods, Chief Finance Officer, North East Combined Authority

7:00pm - Room 5, Palace of Westminster High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - As for afternoon session, unless already heard.

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Oral Questions

Giving Ofsted the powers to inspect the management of academy chains

Oral Questions

Average salary paid to general practitioners working within the NHS

Oral Questions

Orders for Type 26 Frigates made before the General Election

Oral Questions

Progress in teaching foreign languages in schools

Legislation - Lord Bates

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 2) - Lord Bates

Short Debate

Future of museums in regional areas

Grand Committee

Time Business
3:30pm Legislation

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill - Committee stage (Day 6)

Select Committee

Time Business
4:00pm - Room 2, Palace of Westminster Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (EU Sub-Committee B)

Private meeting

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