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Statement on the Bank of England

Chancellor to make statement to MPs at 3.30pm

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Monday 26 November 2012

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Oral Questions

Defence, including Topical Questions


Small Charitable Donations Bill - Report stage


Small Charitable Donations Bill - Third reading

Adjournment - Naomi Long

Access to sanitation

Westminster Hall

No business announced for today

General Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business
2:00pm - The Auditorium, Energus, Lillyhall Public Accounts

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Managing risk at Sellafield - George Beveridge, Deputy Managing Director, Sellafield Ltd, John Clarke, Chief Executive, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Phil Wynn Owen, Acting Permanent Secretary, Department for Energy and Climate Change and Mark Higson, Office for Nuclear Development, Department of Energy and Climate Change

4:05pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Transport

Regional breakdown of transport spending - Jonathan Bray, Support Unit Director, pteg, Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North and Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics

4:10pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Communities and Local Government

The role of the local authorities in health issues - Cllr Steve Bedser, Chair, Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association, Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive, Royal College of Nursing, Cllr Alan Connett, Executive Lead for Health and Wellbeing, District Councils Network, Professor Gabriel Scally, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England and Dr Penny Toff, co-Chair, Public Health Medicine Committee, British Medical Association; Caroline Abrahams, Director of External Affairs, Age UK, Richard Blyth, Head of Policy and Practice, Royal Town Planning Institute, Andy Murdock, External Relations and Policy Director, Celesio UK and Paul Woodward, Chief Executive, Sue Ryder

4:30pm - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards Sub-Committee G

Panel on wholesale competition - Dave Cliff, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, Jean-Pierre Zigrand, Reader in Finance at the London School of Economics and Oliver Linton FBA, Chair of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge; Alexander Justham, CEO, London Stock Exchange plc

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Oral Questions - Lord McAvoy

Government instructions to ATOS regarding its employment of outside personnel to carry out medical assessments

Oral Questions - Baroness Jones of Whitchurch

Raising the status and quality of vocational education

Oral Questions - Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill

Funding for apprenticeships for young people with special educational needs

Oral Questions - Lord Dykes

Discussions with German government regarding the future role of the UK in the EU

Legislation - Lord Laming

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill - Committee of the whole House - Lord Laming

Legislation - Lord Sassoon

Financial Services Bill - Report stage (Day 4) - Lord Sassoon

Grand Committee

Time Business
3:30pm Orders and Regulations - Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Disabled People’s Right to Control (Pilot Scheme) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Orders and Regulations - Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Disclosure and Barring Service Transfer of Functions) Order 2012

Debate - Baroness Smith of Basildon

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

Debate - Lord Boswell of Aynho

Report of the European Union Committee on its work in 2010–12

Select Committee

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