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Commons news

Researchers discuss priorities for post-Brexit trade

Scottish Affairs Committee focuses on proposals from think tanks on priorities for future UK trade policy

What's on

Thursday 18 October 2018

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
9:30am
Oral questions

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (including Topical Questions)

10:10am
Oral questions

Church Commissioners, House of Commons Commission, Public Accounts Commission and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Urgent question

Employment and Support Allowance underpayments

Business Statement

Business Questions to the Leader of the House

Backbench Business

Ending Exploitation in Supermarket Supply Chains

Backbench Business

World Menopause Day 2018

Adjournment

Rail services to Redhill, Reigate and District

Westminster Hall

Time Business
1:30pm
Westminster Hall debate

The future of breast cancer

General Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
11:00am
Oral Evidence Session
Universal Credit rollout

Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions
Neil Couling CBE, Director General, Universal Credit Programme, Department for Work and Pensions

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:00am
Oral questions

Economic effect of Brexit on (1) the North East of England, (2) other regions of the UK, and (3) Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Oral questions

Assessment of the case of Sarah, who was held captive by a grooming gang for 12 years, according to a report in the Daily Mail

Oral questions

UK Visas and Immigration charges for applications made from outside the UK by telephone and e-mail

Oral questions

Ensuring that investigations into historical allegations do not damage the reputations where such investigations are not resolved conclusively

Debate

Scale and complexity of cyber threats facing the UK and the case for innovative approaches across HM Government and beyond

Debate

State of music education in schools

Statement

ESA

4:30pm
Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:00am
Private Meeting
Room 1, Palace of Westminster
10:10am
Oral Evidence Session
Future UK-EU transport arrangements

(at 10:10 am)
Professor Emily Reid, Professor of International Economic Law and Sustainable Development, University of Southampton
Dr Jenny Jingbo Zhang, Lecturer in Commercial & Maritime Law, University of Southampton
(at 11:00 am)
Mr Gavin Simmonds, Policy Director Commercial, UK Chamber of Shipping
Mr Ian Hampton, Chief People & Communications Officer, Stena Line
Captain Wyn Parry, Port Manager, Holyhead Port
Mr Neil Glendinning, Council Member, British Ports Association
Mr Ross Wombwell, Head of Technical Services, British Marine

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

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