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MPs debate Queen's Speech: Day 6 - Economy and work

Debate focuses on aspects of Queen's Speech relating to the economy and work

What's on

Thursday 26 May 2016

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Attorney General; Women and Equalities, including Topical Questions

Urgent question

On the impending deportation of the Brain family from Dingwall

Business Statement

Leader of the House


Update on the steel industry

Debate on the Address

Economy and work


Coal Authority and compensation procedures

Westminster Hall

Time Business

There will be no Westminster Hall debates in the new Session of Parliament until the debate on the Queen's Speech has concluded.

General Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Oral Evidence Session
UK military operations in Syria and Iraq

Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence
Lieutenant General Mark Carleton-Smith CBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations)
Dominic Wilson, Director of Operational Policy, Ministry of Defence

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Impact on the NHS of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Oral questions

Tackling the estimated $1 trillion a year lost to poor countries through illicit capital flows and through tax avoidance and crime

Oral questions

Tackling obesity

Oral questions

Protecting people at risk of severe anaphylactic shock


Case for improved individual school capacity to deal with commonly occurring special educational needs and disabilities

Short debate

Ensuring every eligible young voter is registered to vote ahead of the EU referendum


Five Year Forward Review for Mental Health recommendations and the case for ensuring equal access to mental and physical healthcare.

Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

(at 10:00 am)
Mr Timothy Mould QC, Lead Counsel, Department for Transport
Mr Colin Smith, Land and property compensation expert
Mr Peter Miller, Environment Director, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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