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Work and Pensions Committee takes evidence at 4.30 pm on Monday 9 December
Tributes to Nelson Mandela in the Commons from 2.30pm
#AskPickles session postponed due to Secretary of State being unwell
Treasury committee hear evidence from Office for Budget Responsibility, George Osborne MP and others on Autumn Statemnet 2013
Tributes to Nelson Mandela (may continue until 10.00pm)
Decisions on proceeding with the previously arranged business (listed below) will be taken on Monday
Intellectual Property Bill [HL] - Second reading
To approve a Statutory Instrument relating to terrorism
No business announced for today
Value Added Tax (Flat-rate Valuation of Supplies of Fuel for Private Use) Order 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 2911)
Autumn Statement 2013 - Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility, Steve Nickell CBE, Member, Budget Responsiblity Committee, Office for Budget Responsility and Graham Parker CBE, Member, Budget Responsibility Committee
Energy Generation in Wales: Shale Gas - Ron Loveland, Energy Advisor, Welsh Government
Performance of the Department 2013 - Nick Boles MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Kris Hopkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Baroness Stowell of Beeston, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Department for Work and Pensions Annual Report and Accounts - Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State, Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, Howard Shiplee CBE, Universal Credit Director General and Mike Driver, Finance Director General
Assessment of recent developments in Burma with regard to the situation of the ethnic national groups, in particular the Kachin, Shari and Rohingya peoples
Which of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s proposed programme bids will be funded; and, for those that will not be funded, why not
Plans to improve the official information available for long- and short-term visitors to the UK, and in particular artists and entertainers
Estimate HMG have made of the impact of recent energy price rises on local authorities in financial years 2015–16 and 2016–17, compared to a price freeze
Children and Families Bill - Report stage - Lord Nash
Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill - Third reading - Lord Deighton
Electoral Registration and Administration 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2013
Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Description of Electoral Registers and Amendment) Regulations 2013
Representation of the People (Scotland) (Description of Electoral Registers and Amendment) Regulations 2013
Representation of the People (Provision of Information Regarding Proxies) Regulations 2013
What steps the government are taking to address violence against women in countries experiencing conflict
Plans in future years to continue with a cull of badgers, following the withdrawal by Natural England of the licence to cull badgers in Gloucestershire
What role the EU is currently playing in efforts to reach a wider Middle East peace settlement
Soft Power and the UK's Influence - (at 4.00pm) evidence will be heard from The Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister for Business and Enterprise, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
EU action to tackle youth unemployment - (at 4.15pm) evidence will be heard from Terry Morgan CBE, Chairman, Crossrail; and Jez Langhorn, Vice President, People, Mcdonalds and Tanith Dodge, Director of HR, Marks and Spencer and at 5.15pm from Mike Thompson, Head of Employability and Early Career Programmes, Barclays; Dr Peter Kyle, CEO, WORKing for YOUth; and Adam Swash, Head of Strategy & Research, Experian
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