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Prime Minister's Questions PMQs

David Cameron answered questions from MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 6 February 2013

MPs debate Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill Marriage

MPs voted on the second reading of the Bill to introduce civil marriage for same sex couples, on Tuesday 5 February

Debate on closure of A&E departments Debate

MPs to debate the closure of accident and emergency (A&E) departments on Thursday 7 February

Statement on Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust Inquiry Statement

Prime Minister David Cameron made statement to the Commons on Wednesday 6 February

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MPs take further oral evidence on insects and insecticides

Environmental Audit Committee takes evidence from European Food Safety Authority, agronomists and the UK Pesticides Campaign

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Wednesday 6 February 2013

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am Oral Questions

Cabinet Office, including Topical Questions

12:00pm Prime Minister's Question Time
Statement - Mr David Cameron

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry

Statement - Greg Clark

Financial Services - Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Ten Minute Rule Motion - Mr John Baron

United Kingdom membership of the European Union (Referendum)

Debate

Opposition Day (16th allotted day, first part) [Democratic Unionist Party] – Suicide prevention in the UK

Private Business

Further Consideration of Opposed Private Business: Lords Amendments to the Canterbury City Council Bill, the Leeds City Council Bill, the Nottingham City Council Bill and the Reading Borough Council Bill

Adjournment - Geraint Davies

Green paper on future electoral arrangements of the National Assembly for Wales

Westminster Hall

Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am Mr Mark Williams

Transport links across the England-Wales border

11:00am - 11:30am Stephen McPartland

Tax transparency in FTSE 100 companies

2:30pm - 4:00pm Mr Gareth Thomas

Future of the Metropolitan Police Service

4:00pm - 4:30pm Mr Nicholas Brown

Ministry of Defence involvement in BTEC public uniformed services courses

4:30pm - 5:00pm Chris Heaton-Harris

Neonatal care

General Committee

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

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012

8:55am - Room 12, Palace of Westminster Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013

2:30pm - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Control of Donations and Regulation of Loans etc (Extension of the Prescribed Period) (Northern Ireland) Order 2013

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

Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 and the draft Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Detection of Fraud and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2013

2:30pm - Room 12, Palace of Westminster Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013

2:30pm - Room 10, Palace of Westminster European Committee B

European Union Documents No. 13842/12, draft proposal for a Regulation on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations, No. 13777/12, a Commission working document prefiguring the proposal for an amendment to the Financial Regulation introducing a new title on the financing of European political parties, and No. 17469/12, a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU Euratom) No. 966/2012 as regards the financing of European political parties

Select Committee

Time Business
9:00am - Room 5, Palace of Westminster Energy and Climate Change

Green Deal Watching Brief - Peter Smith, National Energy Action, Alexandra Willey, Affinity Sutton, Residential Landlords Association and John Swinney, Insulation Industries Forum; Gregory Barker

9:15am - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Science and Technology

Forensic Science follow-up - David Richardson, Chief Executive, LGC Forensics, Dr John Manlove, Manlove Forensics Ltd and Professor Martin Evison, Director, Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science (NUCFS); Gary Pugh, Director of Forensic Services, Metropolitan Police Service, Chief Constable Chris Sims, Association of Chief Police Officers and Kevin Morton, Director of Scientific Support Services, Yorkshire and the Humber

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

Banking Standards - Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings and Douglas Flint, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings

2:15pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Environmental Audit

Insects and insecticides - Herman Fontier, Head of Pesticides, European Food Safety Authority; Georgina Downs, UK Pesticides Campaign; Chris Bean, Agronomist, Agrii and Peter Riley, Agronomist, Prime Agriculture

2:30pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House European Scrutiny

European Scrutiny system in the House of Commons - Ric Bailey, Chief Adviser, Politics, BBC, Mary Hockaday, Head of Newsroom, BBC and Peter Knowles, Controller, BBC Parliament

2:30pm - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Scottish Affairs

The Referendum on Separation for Scotland - MEETING CANCELLED

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

The future of the European Union: UK Government policy - Rt Hon William Hague MP, First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Sir John Cunliffe, UK Permanent Representative to the EU and Simon Manley, Director, Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

3:00pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Flood funding - Cllr Andrew Cooper, Deputy Chair LGA Environment and Housing Board and Richard Wills, Executive Director for Communities, Lincolnshire County Council representing the LGA.; Henry Cator, Chairman, ADA, Dr Jean Venables Chief Executive, ADA and Ian Moodie, Policy and Technical Researcher, The Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA)

3:15pm - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Public Accounts

Planning Economic Infrastructure - Sara Vaughan, Director of Strategy and Regulation, E-on, Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, National Association of Pension Funds and Richard Abel, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA); Geoffrey Spence, Chief Executive, Infrastructure UK, Sharon White, Director General Public Services, HM Treasury, Simon Virley, Director General, Energy Markets and Infrastructure, DECC and Steve Gooding, Director General, Domestic Group, Department for Transport

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm Oral Questions - Lord Sharkey

Factors contributing to the rise in childhood obesity

Oral Questions - Lord Rennard

Helping people reduce their sugar consumption

Oral Questions - Lord Howarth of Newport

Whether the Government intend to proceed with any reforms of the composition of the House of Lords

Oral Questions - Baroness Gardner of Parkes

Dealing with any abuse of charitable status for the purposes of tax avoidance

Legislation - Lord Ramsbotham

Prisons (Property) Bill - Committee of the whole House - Lord Ramsbotham

Legislation - Baroness Hanham

Growth and Infrastructure Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 5) - Baroness Hanham

Short Debate - The Earl of Dundee

Assisting local and regional democracy in Europe following the UK’s recent chairmanship of the Council of Europe

Statement - Lord Hill of Oareford

Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Inquiry

10:00pm Estimated Rising Time

Grand Committee

Time Business
3:45pm Orders and Regulations - Lord Popat

Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013; Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013; Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013

Short Debate - Lord Dubs

The future of the publishing industry in the United Kingdom

Short Debate - The Countess of Mar

The effects of the PACE trial on provision of health and social care and welfare benefits for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis

7:30pm Estimated Rising Time

Select Committee

Time Business
10:15am - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Constitution

Pre-emption of Parliament - (at 10.30am) Sajid Javid MP, Economic Secretary to HM Treasury, and Paula Diggle, HM Treasury Officer of Accounts.

10:30am - Room 3, Palace of Westminster Home Affairs, Health and Education (EU Sub-Committee F)

UK’s 2014 Opt-out Decision (Protocol 36) - (at 11.00am) Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service; and (at 12.00pm) Commander Allan Gibson, Association of Chief Police Officers; William Hughes, former Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; Aled Williams, former President of Eurojust; and Mike Kennedy, former President of Eurojust and former Chief Operating Officer at Crown Prosecution Service.

10:30am - Room 2, Palace of Westminster Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (EU Sub-Committee D)

EU energy: decarbonisation and economic competitiveness - (at 11.00am) Martin Crouch, Director, Offshore Transmission (Acting Deputy MD E-Serve) / Partner, European Strategy, Ofgem and Observer on the Board of Regulators / Chair of the ACER Electricity Working Group, ACER; and Mike Calviou, Director of Transmission Network Service, National Grid.

10:30am - Room 3, Palace of Westminster Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (EU Sub-Committee E)

UK’s 2014 Opt-out Decision (Protocol 36) - (at 11.00am) Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service; and (at 12.00pm) Commander Allan Gibson, Association of Chief Police Officers; William Hughes, former Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; Aled Williams, former President of Eurojust; and Mike Kennedy, former President of Eurojust and former Chief Operating Officer at Crown Prosecution Service.

2:30pm - Room 17, Palace of Westminster Draft Care and Support Bill Joint Committee

Private Meeting

4:00pm - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (EU Sub-Committee E)

Private meeting

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