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UK, NATO and UK defence relations examined

Defence Committee explores what US, UK and NATO military resources are currently available to European Defence

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Tuesday 28 March 2017

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions

Statement

Northern Ireland political developments

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Family Justice

Legislation

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Consideration of Lords amendments

Backbench Business

The Conflict in Yemen

Adjournment

Health and safety in the mining industry

Westminster Hall

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

Preventing avoidable sight loss (Nominated by the Backbench Business Committee)

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

Children's health and access to milk in educational settings

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

Funding for the National Spitfire Project

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

Government policy on hereditary peers in the House of Lords

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

Implementing the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases

General Committee

Time Business Venue
9:25am
Public Bill Committee

Prisons and Courts Bill

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Prisons and Courts Bill

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017

Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:10am
Oral Evidence Session
DFID's work on education: Leaving no one behind?

Dr Shannon May, Co-Founder, Bridge International Academies
Rt Hon Lord Bates, Minister of State for International Development
Anna Wechsberg, Policy Director, Policy and Global Programmes, Department for International Development

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Future World of Work

Lindsay Judge, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, The Resolution Foundation
Tim Thomas, Director of Employment and Skills Policy, EEF
Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union
David Camp, Chief Executive, Association of Labour Providers
Ben Grover, External Policy Adviser, Association of Recruitment Consultancy
Jennifer Hardy, Finance Director, Transline
Adrian Gregory, Director, Extraman Ltd
Tim Roache, General Secretary, GMB

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
9:45am
Oral Evidence Session
Transforming Rehabilitation

Professor Paul Senior, Chair, Probation Institute
Helen Schofield, Acting Chief Executive, Probation Institute
Ian Lawrence, General Secretary, NAPO
Ben Priestly, National Officer, Unison
Gabriel Amahwe, Director of Probation, Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company
Mike Malden, Chair, Achieving Real Change in Communities (ARCC)
Bronwen Elphick, CEO, Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Policing for the future: changing demands and new challenges

Gloria Laycock, Professor of Crime Science, University College London
Tim Newburn, Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
Andromachi Tseloni, Professor of Quantitative Criminology, Nottingham Trent University
Katy Barrow-Grint, Chief Inspector, Local Policing, Thames Valley Police
Tom Gash, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University College London
Blair Gibbs, Expert Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team, and Associate, Crest Advisory
Dr Rick Muir, Director, Police Foundation

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Proposals for backbench debates

Members of Parliament

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
3:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
UK relations with China

Dr Paola Subacchi, Chatham House
Duncan Innes-Ker, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Guy de Jonquieres, ECIPE
Stephen Phillips, China Britain Business Council
Dr Yu Jie, LSE IDEAS
Gary Campkin, Director, Policy and Strategy, The CityUK

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
The indispensable ally? US, NATO and UK defence relations

Alex Hall, Director, Europe’s Defence, Security and Infrastructure Research Group, RAND
James Black, Analyst, RAND Europe's Defence and Security team
Professor John Bew, Policy Exchange
The Honorable Franklin Kramer, Atlantic Council

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
3:45pm
Oral Evidence Session
Future of supported housing

Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government
John Hall, Deputy Director Housing Support, Department for Communities and Local Government
Caroline Nokes MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery, Department for Work and Pensions
Peter Searle, Director, Working Age Benefits, Department for Work and Pensions

3:45pm
Oral Evidence Session
Future of supported housing

Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government
John Hall, Deputy Director, Supported Housing, Department for Communities and Local Government
Caroline Nokes MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery, Department for Work and Pensions
Peter Searle, Strategy Director, Working Age Benefits, Department for Work and Pensions

Room 15, Palace of Westminster

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm
Oral questions

Introduction of a deposit return scheme to reduce plastic bottle waste and increase recycling

Oral questions

Impact of back to back transfers between ambulances at checkpoints on the health of Palestinians seeking emergency care in East Jerusalem hospitals

Oral questions

Mandatory membership of a client money protection scheme for letting and managing agents

Oral questions

Government decision to ban large electronic devices from aircraft cabins on flights from certain countries

Legislation

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill - Committee stage - Committee of the Whole House

Statement

Northern Ireland political developments

Legislation

Criminal Finances Bill - Committee stage (day 1) - Committee of the Whole House

Short debate

Maintenance of the UK’s position in medical research

10:00pm
Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Private Meeting
Room 1, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 1-02, Millbank House
11:00am
Private Meeting
Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
12:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: devolution

(at 2:00 pm)
The Rt. Hon the Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Room 3, Palace of Westminster
3:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Skills for the theatre industry

(at 3:30 pm)
Ms Indhu Rubasingham MBE, Artistic Director, Tricycle Theatre
Ms Sue Emmas, Associate Artistic Director, Young Vic
(at 4:30 pm)
Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Room 2, Palace of Westminster
3:30pm
Private Meeting
Room 1, Palace of Westminster
3:45pm
Private Meeting
Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

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