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Education Committee examines the English Baccalaureate

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Tuesday 22 March 2011

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Oral Questions

HM Treasury, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Motion - Andrea Leadsom

Dangerous and Reckless Cycling (Offences)


Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] - Report stage


Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] - Third reading

Adjournment - Sandra Osborne

Closure of driving test centres in Girvan and Cumnock

Westminster Hall

Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am Mrs Helen Grant

Government policy on the promotion of women in business

11:00am - 12:30pm Tom Blenkinsop

Regional development in the North East

12:30pm - 1:00pm Andrew Stephenson

Government policy on Pakistan

1:00pm - 1:30pm Mr Frank Doran

Cross-border child custody access

1:30pm - 2:00pm Simon Hughes

Civil recovery in England and Wales

General Committee

Time Business
10:30am - Room 11, Palace of Westminster Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2011 and the draft Family Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2011

10:30am - Room 12, Palace of Westminster Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Insurance Premium Tax (Discounted Insurance Premiums: Higher Rate) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 661) and the draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2011

10:30am - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Education Bill Committee

to consider the Bill

10:30am - Room 10, Palace of Westminster Health and Social Care Bill Committee

to consider the Bill

10:30am - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee

to consider the Bill

10:30am - The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House Welfare Reform Bill Committee

to consider the Bill

4:30pm - Room 14, Palace of Westminster Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Media Ownership (Radio and Cross-media) Order 2011

4:30pm - Room 12, Palace of Westminster European Committee A

European Union Document No. 14768/10 and Addendum 1, relating to a Commission Communication on Facing the challenge of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities

Select Committee

Time Business
10:15am - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Transport

Bus services after the spending review - Stagecoach Group plc, Arriva Bus UK, Compass Travel (Sussex) Ltd, Go West Travel Ltd and Community Transport Association UK; Local Government Association, Association of Transport Coordinating Officers, Passenger Transport Executive Group, North Yorkshire County Council and Devon County Council (at 11.15 am)

10:30am - Room 5, Palace of Westminster Public Administration

Good Governance and Civil Service Reform/Cabinet Manual - Mark Adams-Wright, Chief Information Officer, Suffolk County Council, David Wilde, Chief Information Officer, Westminster City Council, and Martin Ferguson, Head of Policy, Society of Information Technology Management; Joe Harley, Director General and Chief Information Officer, and Malcolm Whitehouse, Group Applications Director, Department for Work and Pensions, Phil Pavitt, Director General and Chief Information Officer, and Mark Holden, Director Programmes and Projects IMS, HMRC (at 11.30 am)

10:30am - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Justice

The operation of the Family Courts - Interdisciplinary Alliance for Children; Baroness Howarth of Breckland OBE, Chair, Anthony Douglas CBE, Chief Executive, and Bruce Clark, Director of Policy, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (at 11.00 am)

10:45am - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Culture, Media and Sport

Football Governance - Ian Watmore, former Chief Executive of the Football Association; Richard Bevan, Chief Executive, League Managers Association (at 11.45 am)

11:00am - Room 6, Palace of Westminster Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Welfare of Laying Hens Directive—Implications for the egg industry - European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumer Policy; Rt Hon Mr James Paice MP, Minister for State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (at 11.45 am)

11:00am - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Business, Innovation and Skills

The future of higher education - Lord Browne of Madingley

11:30am - Room 18, Palace of Westminster Home Affairs

(i) Work of the Home Office - Equalities (ii) Follow-up on domestic violence - (i) Scope, Stonewall, and Equanomics UK; (ii) Women’s Aid and Refuge (at 12.15 pm); Karma Nirvana (at 12.45 pm); Lynne Featherstone MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Equalities, Home Office (at 1.15 pm)

1:00pm - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Back Bench Business

Proposals for backbench debates - Members of Parliament

2:10pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Education

English Baccalaureate - Matt Brady, Assistant Headteacher, Tile Hill Wood School and Language College, Caroline Jordan, Headmistress, St George’s School, Andrew Chubb, Principal, Archbishop Sentamu Academy, and Hugh O’Neill, Headteacher, St Benedict’s Catholic School; Professor Les Ebdon, Chair of Students Quality Participation Policy Network, Universities UK, Chris Morecroft, President, Association of Colleges, David Bell, Chief Corporate Development Officer, J. C. Bamford Excavators Ltd, and Susan Anderson, Director, Public Services and Skills, CBI (at 3.15 pm)

2:30pm - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Health

Commissioning: further issues - Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State, Dame Barbara Hakin DBE, National Managing Director, Commissioning Development, and Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, NHS Medical Director, Department of Health

4:00pm - Room 3, Palace of Westminster Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bill - Lord MacDonald of River Glaven QC, Independent Overseer of the Review of Counter-Terrorism and Security Powers

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Introduction(s)

Lord Glendonbrook

Oral Questions - Lord Harrison

Sales of tenancy farms by local authorities

Oral Questions - Lord Judd

Regulation of the arms trade

Oral Questions - Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Commemorating the centenary of the Great War

Oral Questions - Lord Berkeley

Survival of the passenger and freight ferry service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly

Legislation - Lord Sassoon

National Insurance Contributions Bill - Third reading - Lord Sassoon

Legislation - Lord Howell of Guildford

European Union Bill - Second reading - Lord Howell of Guildford

Statement - Earl Attlee

Student Visas

Royal Assent

Grand Committee

Select Committee

Time Business
10:00am - Room 2, Palace of Westminster HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom

- (at 10.15am) Lucy Emmerson, Principal Officer, Sex Education Forum; Simon Blake, National Director, Brook; Natika Halil, Director of Information, Family Planning Association; Sarah Smart, Chief Executive, PSHE Association; and (at 11.15am) Dr Shuja Shafi, Deputy Secretary General and Health Committee Chair, Muslim Council of Britain; Reverend Dr Brendan McCarthy, National Adviser on Medical Ethics and Health and Social Care policy, the Archbishops’ Council, Church of England; Reverend Ijeoma Ajibade, St Philips Earls Court; and Dr David Albert Jones, Director, Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Catholic Church.

2:00pm - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster Joint Committee on Human Rights

- This is a private meeting.

3:00pm - Room 2, Palace of Westminster Communications

The governance and regulation of the BBC - (at 3.15pm) Tessa Jowell MP, former Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (2001-2007); (at 3.45pm) Mr Jon Zeff, Director – Media, Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and (at 4.15pm) Mr Andrew Barron, Chief Operating Officer, Virgin Media; and Mr Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, RadioCentre.

3:30pm - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Economic Affairs

- This is a private meeting.

4:00pm - Room 4, Palace of Westminster European Union

- This is a private meeting.

4:00pm - Room 3, Palace of Westminster Joint Committee on the Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills

- (at 4.05pm) Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, Independent Reviewer of the Counter-Terrorism Review.

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