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Wednesday 14 October 2015

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am Oral questions

Northern Ireland, including Topical Questions

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

Perinatal Mental Illness (NHS Family Services)

Legislation - Greg Clark

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] - 2nd reading

Legislation - Greg Clark

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] - Money resolution


Debate on a motion relating to the Charter for Budget Responsibility

Adjournment - Dr Lisa Cameron

Mental health provision for armed forces veterans

Westminster Hall

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

Gibraltar and relations with Spain

11:00am - 11:30am Westminster Hall debate - Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Safety at HMP Northumberland

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

Effect of changes to welfare benefits

4:00pm - 4:30pm Westminster Hall debate - Mr Graham Allen

Creation of a House Business Committee

4:30pm - 5:30pm Westminster Hall debate - Liz Saville Roberts

50th anniversary of Capel Celyn reservoir

General Committee

Time Business
2:30pm - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1414)

Select Committee

Time Business
9:05am - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Transport

Operation Stack - Natalie Chapman, Head of Policy, Freight Transport Association Tim Waggott, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Dover Peter Cullum, Head of international affairs, Road Haulage Association Paul Carter, Leader, Kent County Council Assistant Chief Constable Jo Shiner, Kent Police David Brewer, Network Delivery and Development Director, Highways England Paul Watkins, Leader, Dover District Council Jennifer Hollingsbee, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities, Shepway District Council

9:30am - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Northern Ireland Affairs

HM Government support for UK Victims of IRA attacks that used Gaddafi-supplied Semtex and weapons - Andrew MacKinlay, former Member of Parliament for Thurrock Sir Vincent Fean KCVO, former HM Ambassador to Libya

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

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Buckinghamshire County Council

9:30am - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Education

The work of Ofqual - Glenys Stacey, Chief Regulator & Chief Executive, Ofqual Amanda Spielman, Chair, Ofqual

9:30am - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Business, Innovation and Skills

Work of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills - Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Martin Donnelly CMG, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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.

2:15pm - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra performance 2014-15 - Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sonia Phippard, Director General, Policy Delivery, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Nick Joicey, Director General, Strategy, International and Biosecurity, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2:15pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Environmental Audit

The Airports Commission Report: Carbon Emissions, Air Quality and Noise - Dr Andy Jefferson, Director, Sustainable Aviation Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director, Aviation Environment Federation Lord True CBE, 2M Boroughs Daniel Moylan, TfL Board Member/Mayor’s Adviser on Aviation & Crossrail 2, TfL Richard de Cani, Managing Director, Planning, TfL Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment, London Borough of Hounslow

2:15pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Treasury

Review of the scope and performance of the Office for Budget Responsibility - Sir Dave Ramsden, Chief Economic Adviser, HM Treasury James Richardson, Director, Fiscal, HM Treasury

2:30pm - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Scottish Affairs

Scotland Office Annual Report and Accounts and the Work of the Scotland Office - Francesca Osowska OBE, Director General, Scotland Office Michael Chalmers, Director and Solicitor to the Advocate General Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland Lord Keen of Elie QC, HM Advocate General for Scotland

2:30pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Public Accounts

Military flying training - Jon Thompson, Permanent Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence Air Marshal Sir Baz North, Senior Responsible Owner, UK Military Flying Training System Paul Livingston, Managing Director, Ascent

2:45pm - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House European Scrutiny

Migration: international protection (scrutiny of the Government's opt-in decision) - Rt Hon James Brokenshire, Minister of State for Immigration, Home Office

3:30pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Public Accounts

Strategic financial management of the Ministry of Defence - Jon Thompson, Permanent Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence Louise Tulett, Director General Finance, Ministry of Defence Jonathan Slater, Director General Head Office and Commissioning Services, Ministry of Defence

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm Oral questions - Lord Greaves

Northern Powerhouse's benefit to Lancashire

Oral questions - Lord Lexden

Reform of defamation law in Northern Ireland

Oral questions - Lord Storey

Ways of delivering initial training of teachers

Oral questions - Lord Young of Norwood Green

Reduction of the subsidy on domestic rooftop solar installations

Legislation - Lord Nash

Childcare Bill [HL] - Report stage

Orders and regulations - Lord Beecham

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 - motion to regret

Grand Committee

Time Business
Legislation - Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth

Energy Bill [HL] - Committee stage - Grand Committee

Select Committee

Time Business
10:00am - Room 4, Palace of Westminster EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

Private Meeting

10:00am - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster Social Mobility

Oral Evidence Session - (at 10.30am) Peter Grant, CASS Business School, Nick Chambers, Director, Education and Employers Taskforce, and Professor Ewart Keep, University of Oxford (at 11.30am) Neil Carberry, Director of Employment, Skills and Public Services, CBI, Tony Moloney, Head of Employment and Skills, National Grid, Tanith Dodge, HR Director, Marks and Spencer, and Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte

10:15am - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Constitution

Oral Evidence Session - (at 10.30am) Professor Adam Tomkins, University of Glasgow, and Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC, Director of the Bingham Centre on the Rule of Law (at 11.30am) Professor Robert Hazell, Director of the Constitution Unit

10:30am - Room 2, Palace of Westminster EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

Private Meeting

10:30am - Room 3, Palace of Westminster EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee

Private Meeting

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