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Wednesday 22 November 2017

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (including Topical Questions)

Prime Minister's Question Time
Financial Statement

Budget Statement


Future of guards on Merseyrail trains

Westminster Hall

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

Roll-out of broadband to rural communities in Scotland

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

Future of Durham Tees Valley airport

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

Human and financial costs of drug addiction

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

Potential effect of hydraulic fracturing in North East Derbyshire constituency

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

Public country-by-country reporting

General Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Oral Evidence Session

Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Secretary, Unite the Union
Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary, Unite the Union
George Burnside, Senior Lay Representative, Unite the Union
Noel Gibson, Senior Lay Representative, Unite the Union

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Oral Evidence Session
Clean Growth Strategy

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair of the Adaptation Sub-committee, Committee on Climate Change
Jeff Douglas, Strategy Manager for Smart Systems and Heat, Energy Systems Catapult
Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group
Laurence Slade, CEO, Energy UK

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Oral Evidence Session
PIP and ESA assessments

Yolanda Barker, PIP applicant
Amanda Browning, PIP and ESA applicant
Denise Martin, PIP and ESA applicant
Natalie McMinn, PIP and ESA applicant
Thomas O'Dell, PIP and ESA applicant
David Bryceland, Project Manager, Oxfordshire Mind
Gary Edwards, Manager, Southampton Advice and Representation Centre
Kayleigh Nor-Val,Team Leader and Specialist Welfare Benefit Caseworker, Citizens Advice
Martin Richards, Lead Welfare Advisor, Involve Northwest

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Oral Evidence Session
UK-US trade relations

Nick von Westenholz, Director of EU Exit and International Trade, National Farmers' Union
Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Advisor, Compassion in World Farming
Gary Campkin, Director of Policy & Strategy, TheCityUK

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Oral Evidence Session
DFID's work on Bangladesh, Burma and the Rohingya crisis

Mr Khondker M Talha, Deputy High Commissioner of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom
Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Richard Montgomery, Director of Asia, Caribbean and Overseas Territories Division, Department for International Development
Patrick Moody, Additional Director, Asia Pacific Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Oral Evidence Session
Fathers and the workplace

Margot James MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Mark Holmes, Deputy Director, Labour Market, Individual Rights, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Oral Evidence Session
Outcomes of Bonn COP23

Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Dr Stephen Cornelius, Chief Adviser – Climate Change, WWF-UK
Zoe Knight, Managing Director, Group Head, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance

Room 16, Palace of Westminster

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Planning and procurement for delay-free border crossings between the UK and EU immediately following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Oral questions

Concerns raised in the Social Mobility Commission’s 'State of the Nation' report

Oral questions

Level of services for the collection of recycled materials and other refuse from domestic properties

Oral questions

Current projection for the aggregate deficit of NHS provider organisations


Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee stage (day 6) - Committee of the Whole House

Short debate

Improving the standard of wound care in the NHS

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Oral Evidence Session
Impact of Brexit on UK's trade in waste

(at 10:30 am)
Mr Steve Lee, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
Mr Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association
Mr Lee Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, LARAC
Mr Ray Georgeson, Chief Executive, Resource Association
Mr Mike Brown, Managing Director , Eunomia Research and Consulting
Mr Dustin Benton, Policy Director , Green Alliance
Mr Unico van Kooten, European Secretary, Dutch Waste Association
Ms Hilary Stone, Member, UKELA
Mr Joshua Burke, Research Fellow, Policy Exchange

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Oral Evidence Session
Brexatom: The health implications of leaving Euratom

(at 10:30 am)
Professor Michael Rees, Co-Chair of the Medical Academic Staff Committee, British Medical Association
Dr John Buscombe, President-elect, British Nuclear Medicine Society
Dr Jeanette Dickson, Vice President, Faculty of Clinical Oncology, Royal College of Radiologists

Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Oral Evidence Session
Citizenship and Civic Engagement

(at 10:30 am)
Ms Fiona Wilson, Head of Research and Economics, USDAW
Ms Katerina Rudiger, CIPD
(at 11:30 am)
Rt Rev Richard Atkinson, Inter Faith Network
(at 12:00 pm)
Lord Phillips of Sudbury

Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

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