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Tuesday 5 February 2013

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am Oral Questions

Justice, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Motion - Stephen Mosley

Building Regulations (External Retaining and Load-bearing Walls)


Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - Second reading

Adjournment - David Rutley

Participation in outdoor pursuits

Westminster Hall

Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am John McDonnell

HM Revenue and Customs capacity and resources

11:00am - 11:30am John Woodcock

Standards of care and future services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

2:30pm - 4:00pm Henry Smith

Government policy on animal experiments

4:00pm - 4:30pm Priti Patel

Strategic improvements to the A120

4:30pm - 5:00pm Stephen Doughty

Universal credit in Wales

General Committee

Time Business
8:55am - Room 11, Palace of Westminster Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups-Disapplication of Responsibility) Regulations 2012

8:55am - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Energy Bill Committee

to consider the Bill

8:55am - Room 12, Palace of Westminster Crime and Courts Bill [HL] Committee

to consider the Bill

8:55am - Room 10, Palace of Westminster Justice and Security Bill [HL] Committee

to consider the Bill

2:30pm - Room 11, Palace of Westminster Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013

2:30pm - Room 14, Palace of Westminster Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013

Select Committee

Time Business
9:30am - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Justice

The work of the Information Commissioner's Office - Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection and Graham Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Freedom of Information

9:30am - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Public Administration

Procurement - Kevin Craven, Chair, CBI Procurement Panel, CBI, Jim Bligh, Head of Public Services, CBI and Stephen Ratcliffe, Director, UK Contractors Group; Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK, James Allen, Head of Public Services and Partnerships, National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Mike Cherry, Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

9:30am - Room 5, Palace of Westminster International Development

Global Food Security - Max Lawson, Head of Advocacy and Public Policy, Oxfam, David McNair, Head of Growth, Equity and Livelihoods, Save the Children and Patrick Mulvany, Co-Chair, UK Food Group; Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University, London, Camilla Toulmin, Director, International Institute for Envionment and Development and Andrew Dorward, Professor of Development Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies

9:30am - Room 6, Palace of Westminster Business, Innovation and Skills

The Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making - Professor John Kay

9:45am - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards

Banking Standards - Antony Jenkins, Group Chief Executive, Barclays and Sir David Walker, Chairman, Barclays

10:30am - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Culture, Media and Sport

Regulation of the press - Press Council of Ireland and Irish Press Ombudsman; Hacked Off

1:30pm - Room 6, Palace of Westminster Scottish Affairs

Blacklisting in Employment - Jack Winder, Former Director, Caprim Ltd

2:30pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Foreign Affairs

Iran's nuclear programme - Professor Ali Ansari, Director, Institute of Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews and Dr Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian American Council; Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies and Shashank Joshi, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute

3:00pm - Room 5, Palace of Westminster Back Bench Business

Proposals for backbench debates - Members of Parliament

3:15pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Home Affairs

Undercover policing - Harriet Wistrich, Solicitor, Birnberg Peirce & Partners, Jules Carey, Solicitor, Tuckers Solicitors and Marian Ellingworth, Solicitor, Tuckers Solicitors; Paul Lewis, The Guardian; Patricia Gallan QPM, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

4:00pm - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Liaison

Evidence from the Deputy Prime Minister - Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister

4:30pm - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards

Banking Standards - Bill Winters, former member of the Independent Commission on Banking and former Co-Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Investment Bank; Sir Brian Pomeroy CBE, former Chairman of the Treasury’s Financial Inclusion Taskforce and Sian Williams, Head of Financial Inclusion, Toynbee Hall

5:00pm - 4A Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege

Parliamentary Privilege - Sir Malcolm Jack; John Hemming MP; The Press Association and BBC

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Oral Questions - Lord Harrison

Resources and staff for the full collection of tax

Oral Questions - Lord Campbell-Savours

Reviewing the arrangements for enforcement and monitoring of the Ministerial Code

Oral Questions - Lord Dubs

Official visits to food banks made by Ministers of both Houses since May 2010

Oral Questions - Lord Greaves

Introduction of legislation to establish the Public Forest Estate management body

Legislation - Baroness Browning

Scrap Metal Dealers Bill - Report stage - Baroness Browning

Legislation - Lord McNally

Defamation Bill - Report stage - Lord McNally

Orders and Regulations - Lord Collins of Highbury

NHS Bodies and Local Authorities (Partnership Arrangements, Care Trusts, Public Health and Local Healthwatch) Regulations 2012 - Motion to Regret

Estimated Rising Time

The House will rise once proceedings on Report of the Defamation Bill have completed

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business
10:00am - Room 3A, Palace of Westminster Adoption Legislation

Private meeting

10:30am - Room 3, Palace of Westminster Economic and Financial Affairs (EU Sub-Committee A)

- (at 10.45am) Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury. Subject: The Euro Area Crisis: Update.

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

Private meeting

3:15pm - Room 2, Palace of Westminster Communications

Media Convergence - (at 3.30pm) Mr Peter Johnson, CEO, and Ms Ruth Evans, Chair, ATVOD; (at 4.30pm) Mr Julian McGougan, Head of Public Policy, and Ms Wendy McMillan, Director of Group Strategy & Business Development, Arqiva.

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

Private meeting

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

Private meeting


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