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Drones inquiry launched

Transport Committee launches inquiry on the safety implications of drone technology

What's on

Thursday 30 March 2017

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
9:30am
Oral questions

Transport, including Topical Questions

Business Statement

Leader of the House

Backbench Business

Animal Welfare

Debate

Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

Adjournment

Affordability of sanitary products

Westminster Hall

Time Business
1:30pm
Westminster Hall debate

Future of local and regional news providers

General Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:45am
Oral Evidence Session
Carbon capture and storage

Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Ashley Ibbett, Director of Clean Electricity, Markets and Infrastructure Group, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Neil Kenward, Deputy Director for Energy, Environment and Agriculture, HM Treasury

Room 15, Palace of Westminster

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:00am
Oral questions

Sharing sensitive personal information with other EU member states for the purposes of crime prevention and detection following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Oral questions

Impact on the UK's economic interests of the end to the jurisdiction of the EU Court of Justice

Oral questions

Supporting independent living for disabled people of working age

Oral questions

Collection of over £3 billion in unpaid child maintenance ordered by the former Child Support Agency

Orders and regulations

Draft Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information)
Regulations 2017 – motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Deregulation Act 2015 and Small Business, Enterprise and
Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Savings) Regulations
2017 – motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 – motion to
approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by
Local Healthwatch Representatives) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 –
motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern
Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2017 –
motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order
2017 – motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2017 –
motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (Scotland) Order 2017 – motion to
approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations
2017 – motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment)
Order 2017 – motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017 – motion to approve

Short debate

Reviewing the role of the Lord Speaker

Grand Committee

Time Business
1:00pm
Short debate

Protection and improvement of local arts and cultural services including museums, libraries and archaeological services

Short debate

Improving the educational attainment of boys of all ages at state schools

Short debate

Future role of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in the light of the continued conflict in the east of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation

Short debate

Future of local post offices

Short debate

Cost of alcohol abuse to the National Health Service

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Private Meeting
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
EU Naval Force – Mediterranean (Operation Sophia)

(at 10:05 am)
Mr Joseph Walker-Cousins, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft
(at 11:05 am)
Mr Simon Jones, Deputy Head - Euro Atlantic Security Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Mr Edward Hobart, Migration Envoy, Europe Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Mr Nicholas Williams, Head of North Africa Joint Unit, Middle East and North Africa Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development

Room 1, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 2, Palace of Westminster

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