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Monday 21 October 2019

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm
Oral questions

Defence (including Topical Questions)

Debate on the Address

5th day of debate on the Queen's Speech: The NHS

Adjournment

Further education provision in St Austell

Westminster Hall

No business announced for today

General Committee

Time Business Venue
4:30pm
First Delegated Legislation Committee

draft Gas Tariffs Code (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Room 9, Palace of Westminster
4:30pm
Second Delegated Legislation Committee

draft Agriculture (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Room 10, Palace of Westminster
6:00pm
Third Delegated Legislation Committee

draft Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Room 11, Palace of Westminster
6:00pm
Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Railways (Safety, Access, Management and Interoperability) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1310)

Room 12, Palace of Westminster
7:30pm
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Common Fisheries Policy and Animals (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1312)

Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
12:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Electoral Law

Kevin Foster MP, Interim Minister for the Constitution

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Oral Evidence Session
Administration of Football Clubs

Malcolm Clarke, Chair, Football Supporters’ Association
Tom Greatrex, Vice-Chair, Football Supporters’ Association
Barry Roth, former Director, Forever Bury
Matthew Dunham, Insolvency Advisor, Forever Bury
Greg Clarke, Chairman, The Football Association
Debbie Jevans CBE, Executive Chair, English Football League
Richard Masters, Interim Chief Executive, Premier League

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
4:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing

Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Group Director of Development and Sales, L&Q
Clare Miller, Chief Executive, Clarion Housing Group
Ged Walsh, Director of Development and Asset Management, Karbon Homes
Brian Robson, Executive Director (Policy and Public Affairs), Northern Housing Consortium
Matt Thomson, Head of Planning, Campaign to Protect Rural England
Victor da Cunha, Chair, Homes for the South West

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
4:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
HMRC Standard Report 2018-19

Jim Harra, Interim Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs
Justin Holliday, Chief Finance Officer, HM Revenue and Customs
Angela MacDonald, Director General, Customer Services, HMRC
Penny Ciniewicz, Director General, Customer Compliance, HMRC

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
5:15pm
Oral Evidence Session
Priorities and future of the Department

Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for International Development
Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm
Introduction(s)

Baroness Penn and Lord Woolley of Woodford

Oral questions

Reviewing the visa system for non-European academics and musicians visiting the UK

Oral questions

Tackling the shortage of psychiatrists

Oral questions

What impact assessment has been carried out on the effects of Babylon’s GP at hand app

Oral questions

Plans to ban or restrict frequent flyer “airmiles” schemes

Debate on the Address

Home affairs, justice, local government, devolved affairs and constitutional affairs

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
12:00pm
Oral Evidence Session
Scrutiny of Brexit negotiations

(at 12:00 pm)
Mr Stephen Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Department for Exiting the European Union

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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