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"The voices of the vulnerable will be heard", Government statement on Gosport enquiry

Results expected from independent enquiry into hospital's role in two decades of patient deaths.

What's on

Wednesday 21 November 2018

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

International Development (including Topical Questions)

12:00pm
Prime Minister's Question Time
Urgent question

Yemen

Ministerial statement

Government Response to the report of the Gosport Independent Panel

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Consent)

Legislation

Fisheries Bill - 2nd reading

Money Resolution

Fisheries Bill

Adjournment

Potential effect of a VAT reduction on the tourism industry

Westminster Hall

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

Proposals to allow self-identification of gender

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

Rape myths and juries

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

Investing in nursing higher education in England

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

Use of plastics in agriculture

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

Provision of legal services after the UK leaves the EU

General Committee

Time Business Venue
8:55am
Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Short Selling (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Room 9, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Public Bill Committee

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill - 19th sitting

Room 11, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Timeshare, Holiday Products, Resale and Exchange Contracts (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

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

Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
Professor Franklin Dehousse, Faculty of Law, University of Liege, and former Judge at the General Court of the European Union
Dr Holger Hestermeyer, Shell Reader in International Dispute Resolution, King’s College London

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Benefit cap

Justin Tomlinson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance
Pete Searle, DWP Policy Director, Working Age Benefits

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Work of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 2017-19

Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Colin Perry, Director, EU Exit and Corporate
Chris Flatt, Director, Strategy and Legacy

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Chair of Natural England

Andrew Sells, Chair, Natural England

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9:50am
Oral Evidence Session
Women in the House of Commons

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, Co-chair, Women2win
Nan Sloane, Training Co-ordinator, Labour Women's Network
Sam Smethers, Chief Executive, Fawcett Society
Professor Sarah Childs
Isabel Hardman, Assistant Editor, The Spectator
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh OBE
Gemma Doyle
Flick Drummond
Rt Hon Jenny Willott OBE

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Prison population 2022

Peter Clarke, HM Inspectorate of Prisons

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
UK trade policy transparency and scrutiny

Dr Brigid Fowler, Senior Researcher, Hansard Society
David Henig, Director of the UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy
Maddy Thimont Jack, Researcher, Institute for Government

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Accountability hearings

Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, Careers & Enterprise Company
Christine Hodgson, Chair, Careers & Enterprise Company

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10:45am
Oral Evidence Session
Draft Legislative Reform (Horseracing Betting Levy) Order 2018

Lord Lipsey
Mims Davies MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society
Julie Carney, Deputy Director, Head of Gambling and Lotteries
James Perkins, Head of Horserace Betting
Harry Navanayagam, Legal Adviser, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Other - Room :4, Concurrent with HoL Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
2:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
HM Revenue and Customs Annual Report and Accounts

Jon Thompson, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs
Justin Holliday, Chief Finance Officer, HM Revenue and Customs
Jim Harra, Tax Assurance Commissioner and Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Asylum accommodation

Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration
Paul Morrison, Resettlement Asylum Support and Integration
Sean Palmer, Acting Director, Immigration and Protection SRO – Asylum Accommodation and Support Transformation

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Academy accounts and performance

Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education
Eileen Milner, Chief Executive, Education and Skills Funding Agency
Mike Pettifer, Director, Academies and Maintained Schools Group, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
3:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP)

Stuart Andrew MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence
Linda Dann, Head of European Bilateral Relations and EU Exit, Ministry of Defence
Valerie Evans, Head of the International Relations Group, Defence Equipment and Support
Daniel Drake, Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Policy Unit (a joint FCO-MOD unit)

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
3:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP)

Stuart Andrew MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement
Linda Dann, Head of European Bilateral Relations and EU Exit, Ministry of Defence
Valerie Evans, Head of the International Relations Group, Defence Equipment and Support
Daniel Drake, Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Policy Unit, Ministry of Defence

Other - Concurrent with European Scrutiny Committee
4:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Carbon Capture Usage and Storage

Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Ashley Ibbett, Director for Clean Electricity, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Tim Lord, Director for Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
5:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Clean Growth Strategy and International Climate Change Targets
Room 6, Palace of Westminster

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm
Oral questions

Sustainability of funding for women’s refugees.

Oral questions

Discussions with the Chambers of Commerce and Confederation of British Industry representatives about the economic effects of Brexit

Oral questions

Talks with the government of Saudi Arabia on human rights in that country

Oral questions

Protecting UK critical infrastructure from cyber-attack

Statement

Update on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Legislation

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Report stage (day 1)

Statement

UN Security Council Resolution on Yemen

Orders and regulations

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (Fire and Rescue Authority) Order 2018 – motion to regret

Orders and regulations

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Commencement No. 18) Order 2018 – motion to approve

Orders and regulations

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Commencement No. 18) Order 2018 – motion to regret

10:00pm
Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

Time Business
3:45pm
Orders and regulations

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2018

Orders and regulations

Draft Operation of Air Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Orders and regulations

Draft Textile Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Orders and regulations

Draft Timeshare, Holiday Products, Resale and Exchange Contracts (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Orders and regulations

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Water Resources) (England) Order 2018

Orders and regulations

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Claims Management Activity) Order 2018

Orders and regulations

Draft Short Selling (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Orders and regulations

Draft Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:45am
Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: the European Investment Bank

(at 10:00 am)
Mr Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury
Mr Philip Duffy, Director, Growth and Enterprise, HM Treasury
Mr David Lunn, Director, EU Exit, HM Treasury

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:15am
Oral Evidence Session
Parliamentary scrutiny of treaties

(at 11:30 am)
Professor Elaine Fahey, Professor of Law & Associate Dean (International), City Law School, University of London
Professor David Howarth, Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Cambridge
Dr Mario Mendez, Reader in Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Room 1, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 2, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Draft Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018

(at 10:45 am)
The Lord Lipsey
(at 11:20 am)
Ms Mims Davies MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Room 4, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
3:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Quality of information in support of Secondary Legislation

(at 3:40 pm)
Ms Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary in Cabinet Office, Cabinet Office
Mr Jonathan Jones, HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Service, HM Treasury
Mr Chris Wormald, Head of Government policy profession and Permanent Secretary in Department of Health, Department of Health and Social Care

Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
4:00pm
Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster
4:15pm
Private Meeting
Other

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