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Today's business in the Commons and Lords

Wednesday 1 July 2009

House of Commons

Main Chamber
Time Business
Oral Questions
Cabinet Office
Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion - Ms Angela C. Smith
Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill
Parliamentary Standards Bill - Consideration in Committee of the whole House and Remaining Stages
Saving Gateway Accounts Bill - Consideration of Lords Amendments
Adjournment - Mr Tom Clarke
Bank lending policies

Westminster Hall
Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am
Ms Angela C Smith - Spending on railways in the North of England
11:00am - 11:30am
Meg Munn - Diversity in public appointments
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mr Tobias Ellwood - Air quality in passenger aircraft
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Jenny Willott - Archer inquiry report into contaminated blood and blood products
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Mr Jamie Reed - Energy security and nuclear non-proliferation

Select Committee
Time Business
Energy and Climate Change - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Low carbon technologies in a green economy - Danny Stevens, Policy Director, Adrian Wilkes, Chief Executive, Environmental Industries Commission; Dr Gordon Edge, Director of Economics and Markets, British Wind Energy Association, and Philip Wolfe, Non-Executive Director, Martin Wright, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association (at 10.15 a.m.)
Children, Schools and Families - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Academies - Lucy Heller, Managing Director, ARK Schools, Fiona Millar, journalist, Dr Daniel Moynihan, Chief Executive, Harris Federation of South London Schools, Alasdair Smith, National Secretary, Anti-Academies Alliance, and Nick Weller, committee member, Independent Academies Association
Joint Committee on Human Rights - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
UK legislation relating to genocide and torture - Redress; Claire Ward MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice (at 2.15 p.m.)
Treasury - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Banking Crisis: regulation and supervision - Lord Myners CBE, Financial Services Secretary, HM Treasury
International Development - Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Urbanisation & Poverty - Gareth Thomas MP, Minister of State, Department for International Development
Transport - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Future of aviation - Virgin Atlantic Airways, easyJet, Board of Airline Representatives in the UK, and Association of Independent Tour Operators; BAA Ltd, Airport Operators Association, Peel Airports Group, and TAG Farnborough Airport (at 3.45 p.m.)

General Committee
Time Business
Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill Committee - Room 9, Palace of Westminster
to consider the Bill
Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee - Room 9, Palace of Westminster
Draft Overseas Companies Regulations 2009
Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee - Room 12, Palace of Westminster
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009; Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009 and the Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009
Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee - Room 10, Palace of Westminster
Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009

House of Lords

Main Chamber
Time Business
3:00pm Oral Questions
Title of the newly-appointed Director of Facilities - Lord Lloyd of Berwick
Oral Questions
A second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in the Republic of Ireland - Lord Howell of Guildford
Oral Questions
Threats to the inhabitants of Camp Ashraf in Northern Iraq - Lord Eden of Winton
Oral Questions
Future of the Royal Mail - Lord Hunt of Wirral
Policing and Crime Bill - Committee stage (day 2) - Lord West of Spithead
Orders and Regulations
Child Support Collection and Enforcement (Deduction Orders) Amendment Regulations 2009; Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009 - Lord McKenzie of Luton

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee
Time Business
Communications - Room 4, Palace of Westminster
The British Film and Television Industries.
Mr Tim Bevan CBE, Co-Chairman, Working Title Films; Mr Roy Button, Managing Director, Warner Brothers Productions; Ms Tracey Scoffield, independent producer; Mr Miles Bullough, Head of Broadcast, Aardman Animations; and Mr Charles Sturridge, Chairman, Directors UK.
EU Sub-Committee D: Environment and Agriculture - Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
The Revision of the EU Directive on the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes
Representatives of the National Centre for the 3Rs, and of the Dr. Hadwen Trust for Humane Research.
Constitution - Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
Cabinet Office and the Centre of Government
Lord Turnbull, former Cabinet Secretary (2002-05) and Sir Robin Mountfield, former Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office (1995-99).
Joint Committee on Human Rights - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Genocide and Torture
Kevin Laue, Legal Advisor, Redress and Claire Ward MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice.

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Bills and Legislation

Forthcoming stages in bills before Parliament

Public & Private Bills

Bill Title Stage Date
Saving Gateway Accounts Lords Amendments 01.07.2009
Policing and Crime Committee Stage 01.07.2009
Parliamentary Standards Committee Stage 01.07.2009
Parliamentary Standards Report Stage 01.07.2009
Parliamentary Standards 3rd Reading 01.07.2009
Marine and Coastal Access Committee Stage 02.07.2009
Welfare Reform Committee Stage 02.07.2009
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Committee Stage 02.07.2009
Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Report Stage 03.07.2009
Children in Care (Custody) 2nd Reading 03.07.2009

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