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Commons news

MPs examine implications for Scottish exports after Brexit

Scottish Affairs Committee hears from higher education, digital, financial and legal sectors

What's on

Monday 15 October 2018

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Work and Pensions (including Topical Questions)

Programme Motion

Offensive Weapons Bill


Offensive Weapons Bill - remaining stages


Rail fares between Ipswich and London

Westminster Hall

Time Business
Westminster Hall debate

e-petition 211950 relating to setting up a new independent body for the protection of racehorses.

General Committee

Time Business Venue
First Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Data Retention and Acquisition Regulations 2018

Room 9, Palace of Westminster
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order and the draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order

Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Oral Evidence Session
Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment

Wendy Alexander, Universities Scotland
Richard Williams, Universities Scotland
Alastair Ross, Association of British Insurers
Conor Lawlor, UK Finance
Richard Normington, Investment Association
Polly Purvis, ScotlandIS
Svea Miesch, ScotlandIS
Michael Clancy, Law Society of Scotland
Carolyn Thurston Smith, Law Society of Scotland

Other - Royal Society Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Oral Evidence Session
Exiting the European Union: Defra

Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
David Kennedy, Director General for Food, Farming, Animal and Plant Health, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sonia Phippard, Director General for Environment, Rural and Marine, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Tamara Finkelstein, Director General for EU Exit Delivery, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Room 16, Palace of Westminster

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Improving Home Office assessments of asylum applications on the grounds of religious or belief-based persecution

Oral questions

Adapting education and training to address the needs of the changing economy

Oral questions

Ensuring prisoners participate in purposeful activity during their sentence

Oral questions

National Police Chiefs’ Council concern that problems with Police and Crime Commissioners have resulted in fewer applications for Chief Constable positions.


Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee stage (day 2)


Protection of property guardians

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Private Meeting
Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
Oral Evidence Session
Draft Finance Bill 2018

(at 4:05 pm)
Mr Mike Cherry, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
Mr Sion Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, IRIS Software Group
Mr Paul Morton, Tax Director, Office for Tax Simplification

Room 2, Palace of Westminster

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