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Minister questioned on rolling over EU trade agreements

International Trade Committee examines the continuing application of EU trade agreements after Brexit

What's on

Wednesday 24 January 2018

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

Scotland

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

Multi-Employer Pension Schemes

Opposition Day Debate

Refugees and human rights

Opposition Day Debate

Carillion and the sustainability of the public sector outsourcing model

Adjournment

South Eastern rail franchise

Westminster Hall

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

Size and strength of the British armed forces

11:00am - 11:30am
Westminster Hall debate

Public transport on Boxing Day 2018

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

Application of the pubs code 2016

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Hall debate

RBS closures in Argyle and Bute

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westminster Hall debate

Public consultations on Heathrow airport

General Committee

Time Business Venue
2:30pm
Third Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Armed Forces Act 2006 (Amendment of Schedule 2) Order 2017

Room 9, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:15am
Oral Evidence Session
The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal

Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Universal Credit rollout

Jeane Freeman MSP, Minister for Social Security, Scottish Government
Dawn Abell, Social Security Policy Team Leader, Scottish Government
Stephen Kerr, Social Security Director, Scottish Government
Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions
Neil Couling CBE, Director, Universal Credit Programme, Department for Work and Pensions

Room 5, Palace of Westminster
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Defence in the Arctic

Professor Eric Grove
Dr James Jinks
Colonel Professor John Andreas Olsen

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Devolution and democracy in Northern Ireland – dealing with the deficit

David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service
Hugh Widdis, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Finance, Northern Ireland Executive

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9:50am
Oral Evidence Session
Older people and employment

Tom Hadley, Director of Policy, Recuitment and Employment Confederation
Jane Shepherd, National Education Officer, UNISON
Teresa Donegan, Head of Learning and Organising Services, UNISON
Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD
Ruby Peacock, Deputy Head of Public Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
HM Inspectorate of Prisons report on HMP Liverpool

Pia Sinha, Governor, HMP Liverpool
Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, HM Prisons and Probation Service
Kevin Miller, Director of Facilities Management, Amey
Kate Davies, Director of Health & Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services Commissioning, NHS England
Julie Dhuny, Head of Commissioning, Health and Justice, North Region, NHS England
Rory Stewart MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice
Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, HM Prisons and Probation Service

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Continuing application of EU trade agreements

Guillaume Van der Loo, Researcher at the Ghent European Law Institute (GELI)
Steven Blockmans, Senior Research Fellow and Head of EU Foreign Policy Unit, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
Silvia Merler, Affiliate Fellow at Bruegel, Brussels
The Rt Hon Greg Hands, Minister of State for Trade Policy

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
HM Treasury Annual Report and Accounts

Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury
Sophie Dean, Finance Director, HM Treasury
Charles Roxburgh, Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Decline in National Lottery income

Sue Owen, Permanent Secretary, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sarah Harrison, Chief Executive, Gambling Commission
Nigel Railton, Chief Executive, Camelot
Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm
Oral questions

Safeguarding children who are not attending school

Oral questions

What analyses the Government have carried out of the effect of the UK economy of the potential outcomes of the Brexit negotiations including (1) leaving the single market, (2) leaving the customs union, and (3) leaving the EU with no deal, on the future trading relationship between the UK and the EU; and when they intend to publish those analyses

Oral questions

Hong Kong’s autonomy, rights and freedoms

Oral questions

How many prisons have been given action plans, or are in special measures, following inspection reports

Legislation

Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [HL] - Committee stage

Legislation

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Third reading

Legislation

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] - Committee stage

Short debate

Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water in developing countries

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Private Meeting
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:15am
Private Meeting
Room 1, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Foreign policy in changed world conditions

(at 10:30 am)
Dr Neville Bolt, Director, Centre for Strategic Communications, King's College London
Professor Michael Clarke, Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
Dr Lucas Kello, Director, Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, Oxford University
Mr Paul Maidment, Director of Analysis, Oxford Analytica

Room 4, Palace of Westminster

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