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Tuesday 19 June 2018

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

Health and Social Care (including Topical Questions)

Urgent question

Fire at the Glasgow School of Art

Ministerial statement

Drug licensing

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Representation of the People (Gibraltar)

Opposition Day Debate

Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport; Committee stage of the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

Adjournment

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Westminster Hall

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

UK-Romanian relations

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

Rail services in Hassocks

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

Potential for geothermal energy resources in the UK

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

Support for mortgage interest

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

Proposal to dual A120

General Committee

Time Business Venue
9:25am
Public Bill Committee

Ivory Bill - 5th sitting

Room 12, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Ivory Bill - 6th sitting

Room 12, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Official Statistics Order 2018

Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
An immigration system that works for science and innovation

Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)
Ian Robinson, Partner, Fragomen LLP
Vinous Ali, Head of Policy, techUK
Louise Wren, Policy Manager, Wellcome Trust
Professor Richard Catlow FRS, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9:35am
Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill

170 - Andrew and William Dangerfield, Alan and Diane Dangerfield, Petitioners
155 - Luke Mellor and Son, Petitioners
165 - H R and F J Hooley, Petitioners
162 - Eric and Paul Ridley, Petitioners
166 - George and Brenda Astley, Petitioners

Room 5, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Humanitarian situation in Gaza

Rachel Evers, Director of Legal Affairs, UN Relief and Works Agency
Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Aimee Shalan, Chief Executive, Medical Aid for Palestinians
Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Emma Donnelly, Middle East and North Africa Department, Department for International Development

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Economic Crime

Stephen Curtis, Chairman, The Association of Company Registration Agents (ACRA)
Adam Harper, Director of Strategy & Professional Standards, AAT
Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10:15am
Oral Evidence Session
Environmental Principles and Governance Consultation

Rt Hon Lord Deben, Chair, Committee on Climate Change
Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE, Chair, Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee
Sir Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10:15am
Oral Evidence Session
The social impact of participation in culture and sport

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England
John Herriman, Chief Executive, Greenhouse Sports
Deborah Williams, Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10:15am
Oral Evidence Session
School and college funding

Natalie Perera, Executive Director, Education Policy Institute
Luke Sibieta, Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Angela Donkin, Chief Social Scientist, National Foundation for Educational Research

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Small businesses and productivity

Linda Edworthy, Strategy Director, Tees Valley Combined Authority
Angela Middleton, Chair, Middleton Murray
Byron Dixon, CEO, Microfresh
Heather Dean, Head of Skills and Business Support, Bucks Business First
Mike Cherry OBE, FSB National Chairman
Prof Tim Vorley, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean Impact, Innovation & Engagement, Sheffield University
Irene Graham, CEO, Scale-up Institute
Chris Manson, CEO, Newable

Other - Scale-Up Centre, Euston
2:05pm
Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill

As for morning session unless already heard

Room 5, Palace of Westminster
2:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Online abuse and the experience of disabled people

Karim Palant, UK Public Policy Manager, Facebook
Katie O’Donovan, Public Policy Manager, Google
Nick Pickles, UK Head of Public Policy and Government, Twitter

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Policing for the future

Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service
Scott McPherson, Director General of the Crime, Policing and Fire Group, Home Office
Mike Cunningham QPM, CEO of the College of Policing
Sir Thomas Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary

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

Members of Parliament

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
2:45pm
Oral Evidence Session
The FCO’s human rights work

Ben Emmerson QC, former Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism and Human Rights
Professor Rosa Freedman, Professor of Law, Conflict and Global Development, University of Reading
Professor Javaid Rehman, Professor of Law, University of Brunel
Sir Roger Gale MP
Angela Smith MP
Murray Hunt, Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm
Oral questions

Short-term holiday lets and legal requirements

Oral questions

Funding to ensure roads are maintained in a safe condition

Oral questions

Improving the outcome of Personal Independence Payment assessments

Oral questions

Investigation into alleged Russian interference in the EU referendum

Statement

Long term plan for the NHS

Legislation

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill - Committee stage

Statement

Legislating to make upskirting a specific sexual offence

Statement

Drugs Licensing

Short debate

Encouraging a recovery in the population of bees and other pollinators

9:15pm
Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:30am
Private Meeting
Room 1, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 4, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Review of investigative and scrutiny committees

(at 10:35 am)
The Lord Patel
The Rt. Hon Baroness Taylor of Bolton
The Rt Hon the Lord Forsyth of Drumlean
The Lord Gilbert of Panteg
(at 11:15 am)
The Rt Hon. the Lord Blencathra
Rt Hon Lord Trefgarne
(at 12:00 pm)
The Lord Boswell of Aynho
The Rt. Hon the Lord Howell of Guildford

Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
3:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Government Chief Scientific Adviser

(at 3:25 pm)
Dr Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of Government Science and Engineering Profession, Government Office for Science

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
3:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
The internet: to regulate or not to regulate?

(at 3:30 pm)
Ms Jenny Afia, Partner, Schillings Lawyers
Mr Mark Stephens CBE, Partner, Howard Kennedy LLP
(at 4:30 pm)
Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics
Mr Tony Stower, Head of Child Safety Online, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Room 2, Palace of Westminster
3:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
The use of RPI

(at 3:35 pm)
Dr Geoff Tily, Senior Economist, Trades Union Congress
Mr David Lloyd, Head of Institutional Portfolio Management , M&G
Mr Simon Briscoe, Consultant on statistical matters

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

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