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Thursday 11 February 2016

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
9:30am
Oral questions

Energy and Climate Change, including Topical Questions

Business Statement

Leader of the House

Select Committee Statement

The publication of the Second Report from the Communities and Local Government Committtee, Housing associations and the Right to Buy, HC 370

Select Committee Statement

The publication of the Fifth Report from the Public Adminstration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, The Future of the Union, part one: English Votes for English Laws, HC 623

Backbench Business

(i) Justice for Equitable Life policy-holders (ii) Conservation of sea bass and the effect of related EU measures on the UK fishing industry

Adjournment

Police handling of the Poppi Worthington case - John Woodcock

Westminster Hall

Time Business
1:30pm
Westminster Hall debate

Persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims and other religious minorities in Pakistan - Siobhain McDonagh

General Committee

Time Business Venue
11:30am
Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016

Room 9, Palace of Westminster
11:30am
Public Bill Committee

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]

Room 14, Palace of Westminster
11:30am
Public Bill Committee

Enterprise Bill [Lords]

Room 10, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]

Room 14, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Enterprise Bill [Lords]

Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Corporate tax deals

Matt Brittin, President, Google Europe, Middle East and Africa
Tom Hutchinson, Vice President, Google Inc.
Dame Lin Homer, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs
Jim Harra, Director General Business Tax, HM Revenue and Customs
Edward Troup, Tax Assurance Commissioner, HM Revenue and Customs

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Establishing World-Class Connectivity Throughout the UK

Malcolm Corbett, Chief Executive, Independent Networks Co-operative Association
Graham Long, Chairman, Broadband for Rural Devon and Somerset
William Perrin, Connect8
Dr Charles Trotman Senior Business & Economics Adviser, Country Land & Business Association

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:00am
Oral questions

Impact of the Local Government Finance Settlement on the provision of libraries
- Lord Greaves

Oral questions

Ensuring food and drink provided in schools follows Food Standards Agency food and nutritional guidelines - Lord Storey

Oral questions

Guidance provided to police forces regarding the use of body-worn cameras - Lord Paddick

Oral questions

Food security situation in Zimbabwe - Lord Oates

Legislation

Armed Forces Bill - 2nd reading

Motion

Draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2015 - motion to approve - Lord Bridges of Headley

Motion

Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016 - amendment motion - Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

(at 10:15 AM)
Ms Nicola Smith, Head of Economic and Social Affairs Department, Trades Union Congress
Ms Helen Pearce, Head of Campaigns and Communications, Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation
Professor Keith Ewing, Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation
(at 11:00 AM)
Mr Tony Dale, Deputy Head of Research and Economics, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers
Mr Matt Wrack, General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union
Mr Gareth Young, National Official (Campaigns, Policy and Communications), National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers
Ms Ruth George, Political Officer, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers
(at 11:45 AM)
Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
(at 12:15 PM)
Mr Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services, National Assembly for Wales

Room 2, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Private Meeting
Room 2, Palace of Westminster
10:45am
Oral Evidence Session
Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union

(at 11:30 AM)
Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, Bank of England
Mr. Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the PRA and a Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation, Bank of England

Room 4, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

(at 2:15 PM)
Mr Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Mr John Penrose MP, Cabinet Office

Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

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