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How can retailers reduce food waste?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee hears from witnesses including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrisons

What's on

Thursday 19 January 2017

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions; Church Commissioners and House of Commons Commission and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Business Statement

Leader of the House

Backbench Business

(i) Kashmir (ii) Holocaust Memorial Day 2017


Ayrshire Growth Deal

Westminster Hall

Time Business
Westminster Hall debate

Decommissioning of in vitro fertilisation and other NHS fertility services

General Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Estimate of the number of new homes required for migrants in England in each year up to 2039

Oral questions

Steps to implement the ban on lettings fees announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement

Oral questions

Assessment of Young Minds’ analysis regarding the diversion of new funding for children’s mental health services to other areas

Oral questions

Israel–Palestine peace conference


Impact of UK withdrawal from the EU on the creative industries sector


Challenges to the liberal international order by the development populism and nationalism around the world

Orders and regulations

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, D and H) Order 2016 – motion to approve

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Oral Evidence Session
European Parliament visit 17 – 19 January 2017

(at 9:00 am)
Mr Iuliu Winkler MEP, European Parliament
(at 10:00 am)
Ms Mairead McGuinness MEP, European Parliament
(at 11:15 am)
Mr Alyn Smith MEP, European Parliament
Mr Derek Vaughan MEP, European Parliament

Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: future trade between the UK and the EU in services

(at 11:45 am)
Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Lord Tariq Mahmood Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department for Transport
Dr Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Industry and Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

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