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Wednesday 13 February 2013

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am Oral Questions

Scotland

12:00pm Prime Minister's Question Time
Statement - Ms Harriet Harman

Proposal for a Royal Charter on press regulations

Ten Minute Rule Motion - Peter Luff

Science Technology and Engineering (Careers Information in Schools)

Motion

Police Grant and Local Government Finance reports

Motion

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2013; Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2013

Adjournment - Lucy Powell

Future childcare policy

Westminster Hall

Time Business
11:00am - 11:30am Tom Blenkinsop

Accident and emergency provision in North East England and North Yorkshire

2:30pm - 4:00pm Mr Christopher Chope

Collective ministerial responsibility

4:00pm - 4:30pm Nadine Dorries

Engineering as a career choice for young people

4:30pm - 5:00pm Chris Evans

Army career offices in Wales

General Committee

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

Motion in the name of Vince Cable relating to Financial Assistance to Industry

Select Committee

Time Business
9:15am - Room 5, Palace of Westminster Science and Technology

Forensic Science follow-up - Karen Squibb-Williams MA, Strategic Policy Adviser, Crown Prosecution Service, Michael Turner QC, Chairman, Criminal Bar Association and Richard Atkinson, Chair of Criminal Law Committee, Law Society

9:30am - Room 6, Palace of Westminster Energy and Climate Change

Gas Generation Strategy - Climate Change Committee, Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE, E3G and Green Alliance; SSE, EDF Energy, Gas Forum and InterGen; Combined Heat and Power Association, Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association, The Carbon Capture & Storage Association and Institution of Engineering and Technology

9:30am - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Work and Pensions

Work Programme: the experience of different user groups - Dave Allan, Managing Director, emqc Ltd, Martin Davies, Chief Executive Officer, The Pluss Organisation, Michele Rigby, Chief Executive Officer, Social Firms UK and Jonathan Cheshire, Chief Executive, Wheatsheaf Trust

9:30am - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Education

Ofsted Annual Report - Sir Michael Wilshaw, HM Chief Inspector, Ofsted and John Goldup, Deputy Chief Inspector, Ofsted

9:30am - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Public Administration

Future of the civil service - Sir David Normington GCB, First Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments; Dave Penman, General Secretary, First Division Association and Hugh Lanning, Deputy General Secretary, Public and Commercial Services Union

2:00pm - Room 8, Palace of Westminster Scottish Affairs

The Referendum on Separation for Scotland - Rt Hon Michael Moore MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland and Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, Advocate General for Scotland

2:10pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Environmental Audit

Transport and accessibility to public services - Flora Goldhill CBE, Director for Children, Families & Maternity and Health Inequalities, Department of Health, David McVean, Deputy Director, Education Choice & Access Division, Department for Education and Paul Williams, Work Services Director for Southern England, Department for Work and Pensions

2:15pm - Room 6, Palace of Westminster Treasury

Macroprudential tools - Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury and Lowri Khan, Director, Financial Stability, HM Treasury

2:30pm - Room 5, Palace of Westminster European Scrutiny

European Scrutiny system in the House of Commons - Gisela Stuart MP

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

Flood funding - Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman, Environment Agency and David Rooke, Head of FCERM, Environment Agency

3:00pm - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Public Accounts

Treasury Minutes follow-up - Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, UK Border Agency and Stephen Rimmer, Director General Crime and Policing, UK Border Agency; Sir Nicholas MacPherson KCB, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury and Paula Diggle, Treasury Officer of Accounts, HM Treasury

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm Oral Questions - Baroness Miller of Hendon

Constitutional convention of cabinet collective responsibility

Oral Questions - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Regulation of healthcare assistance in the light of the Health and Care Professions Council’s preliminary finding that there are significant shortcomings in a voluntary register

Oral Questions - Lord Spicer

Average daily capacity at Heathrow Airport over the last six months

Oral Questions - Lord Barnett

Proposal by Mark Carney that the Monetary Policy Committee’s inflation target should be flexible

Statement - Lord Gardiner of Kimble

Royal Charter and press regulation

Legislation - Lord Ramsbotham

Prisons (Property) Bill - Third reading - Lord Ramsbotham

Orders and Regulations - Lord Freud/Baroness Sherlock

Universal Credit Regulations 2013 and Motion to Regret: Baroness Sherlock to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that the Regulations will not achieve their aim of making work pay for all and in fact will provide lower work incentives for 2.1 million households; will have the effect of penalising savers; will result in a cut in childcare support for working families; will result in cuts to the income of some of the poorest and most vulnerable in the country and will have a disproportionate impact on women and lone parent families; do not meet the needs of disabled people; do not provide adequate treatment of small businesses and the self-employed; and risk pushing many families into arrears and homelessness"; Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013

Orders and Regulations - Lord Freud

Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013

Orders and Regulations - Lord Freud

Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013

Orders and Regulations - Lord Freud/Lord McKenzie of Luton

Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 and Motion to Regret: Lord McKenzie of Luton to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but that this House is concerned about the impact of the replacement of Disability Living Allowance with Personal Independence Payment; is concerned about the lack of a full impact assessment on carers; regrets the lack of a cumulative impact assessment of all the changes hitting disabled people; regrets the fact that vital safeguards have not been introduced to ensure that additional pressure is not put on carers, that people do not lose their freedom to work and that they are not driven to already stretched NHS or social care services; believes that while Disability Living Allowance needed reform it should have been started with the needs of disabled people and not with a budget cut; notes that some 600,000 fewer people will be in receipt of Personal Independence Payment by May 2018 compared to those who would have been entitled under Disability Living Allowance; and further notes that some 25,000 disabled people could be forced to give up their jobs because they can no longer afford the extra costs of getting to work"

Orders and Regulations - Lord Freud

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

Orders and Regulations - Lord Freud

Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations 2013

Orders and Regulations - Lord Freud

Social Security (Loss of Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Debate - Baroness Tonge

Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and Motion to Regret: to move that this House regrets Her Majesty’s Government’s decision to lay the Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3119) before Parliament, and in particular their decision to change the provisions on electrical safety in the home, which will be detrimental to public safety. 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

10:00pm Estimated Rising Time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business
10:00am - Room 1, Palace of Westminster Constitution

- (at 10.10am) Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President, and Lord Hope of Craighead, Deputy President, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Subject: Annual evidence session.

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) Dr Gavin Barrett, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University College Dublin; (at 12:00pm) Frank Mulholland QC, the Lord Advocate.

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) Dr Gavin Barrett, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University College Dublin; (at 12:00pm) Frank Mulholland QC, the Lord Advocate.

10:30am - Room 3A, Palace of Westminster Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (EU Sub-Committee D)

EU energy: decarbonisation and economic competitiveness - (at 11.00am) The Rt. Hon. Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).

10:30am - Room 2A, Palace of Westminster Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Private Meeting

2:00pm - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (EU Sub-Committee E)

UK’s 2014 Opt-out Decision (Protocol 36) - The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, the Home Secretary and the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

2:00pm - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster Home Affairs, Health and Education (EU Sub-Committee F)

UK’s 2014 Opt-out Decision (Protocol 36) - The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, the Home Secretary and the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

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

Private Meeting

4:00pm - Moses Room Special Public Bill Committee on the Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [HL]

Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [HL]

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