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European Statutory Instruments Committee considers proposed negative instruments

What's on

Wednesday 24 October 2018

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

Wales

12:00pm
Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion

Housing Reform

Motion

Business of the House

Legislation

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - All Stages

Adjournment

Government approach to detrimental home insulation issues

Westminster Hall

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

School funding

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

Asylum seekers' right to work

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

Poverty in Liverpool

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

Regulation of materials used in notice boards

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

Sports facilities in coalfield areas

General Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Public Bill Committee

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill - 16th sitting

Room 11, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
Public Bill Committee

Overseas Electors Bill - 2nd sitting

Room 11, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Cattle Compensation (England) (Amendment) Order 2018

Room 9, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft EEA Passport Rights (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Room 12, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

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

Dr Katy Hayward, Reader in Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr. David Shiels, Policy Analyst, Open Europe
Aodhan Connolly, Director, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium
Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager, Freight Transport Association
Stephen Kelly, Chief Executive, Manufacturing NI
Declan Billington, Vice Chair, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Universal Credit rollout

Steven McIntosh, Director of UK Poverty Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children
Dalia Ben-Galim, Director of Policy, Gingerbread
Joe Shalam, Researcher, Centre for Social Justice
Jonathan Broadbery, Head of Policy and External Relations, National Day Nurseries Association
Gaynor Rowles, Hairdresser
Lucy Collins, Beauty technician
Vikki Waterman, Administrator
Thuto Mali, full time mum

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill

Nick Allen, Chief Executive Officer, British Meat Processors Association
David Brown, Policy Adviser, Horticultural Trades Association
David Christensen, Board of Representatives Member, Arla Foods

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9:50am
Oral Evidence Session
ICAI's review on Governance in Nepal/Uganda

Tina Fahm, Lead Commissioner
Nigel Thornton, Team Leader, Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Nick Dyer, Director General, Economic Development and International Relations Division
Chris Murgatroyd, Governance Policy Adviser, Department for International Development

Room 5, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
The impact of UK- EU arrangements on wider UK trade policy

Bryn Ward, Managing Director, UK Customs Solutions Limited
Richard Wade, Company Secretary, ACITA
Joe Owen, Associate Director, Institute for Government
Graham Gudgin, Chief Economic Adviser, Policy Exchange

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Tackling inequalities faced by the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Dave Brown, Director, Migration Yorkshire
Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, Sheffield City Council
Colin Havard, Community Development Co-ordinator, Sheffield City Council
Michal Daniel, Roma Community Care
Ruth Richardson, Roma Community Care

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Work of the Treasury

Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury
Kate Ivers, Acting Finance Director, HM Treasury
Charles Roxburgh, Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
The work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Department for Transport: Implementation for Brexit

Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport
Lucy Chadwick, Director General, Department for Transport

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Counter-terrorism

AC Neil Basu, National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing
Sara Khan, Chief of Commission for Countering Extremism

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2:45pm
Oral Evidence Session
Scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill

Tim Breitmeyer, President, Country Land and Business Association
George Dunn, Chief Executive, Tenant Farmers Association
Minette Batters, President, National Farmers' Union

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2:45pm
Oral Evidence Session
Motions under section 13(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP
Mr Chris Leslie MP

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
3:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Work of DE&S

Sir Simon Bollom, Chief Executive, DE&S

Room 16, Palace of Westminster

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm
Oral questions

Access to treatment in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Oral questions

Whether forecasts for the UK economy show a better outcome if the UK were to remain in the EU than if it were to leave

Oral questions

Government plans to (1) promote freedom of religion or belief, and (2) mark International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day on 27 October

Oral questions

Protecting the impartiality of the civil service following recent political criticisms of the Brexit process

Legislation

Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill - Third reading

Legislation

Ivory Bill - Report stage

Debate

Report from the EU Committee 'Subsidiarity Assessment: discontinuing seasonal changes of time'; Reasoned opinion relating to discontinuing seasonal changes of time

Grand Committee

Time Business
3:45pm
Orders and regulations

Data Retention and Acquisition Regulations 2018

Orders and regulations

Civil Aviation (Insurance) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Orders and regulations

Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Orders and regulations

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2018

Orders and regulations

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018; Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018; Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018; Tees Valley Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018; West Midlands Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018; West of England Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018

Debate

Framework Agreement on the establishment of the International Solar Alliance

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: European Investment Bank

(at 10:15 am)
Mr Josh Ryan-Collins, Head of Research, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)
Mr Laurie Macfarlane, Public Banking Lead, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
10:15am
Oral Evidence Session
Legislative process

(at 10:30 am)
Rt Hon. the Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Leader of the House of Lords
Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons

Room 1, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Oral Evidence Session
Foreign policy in changed world conditions

(at 10:40 am)
The Rt Hon Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Room 2, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster
1:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
4:15pm
Private Meeting
Other

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