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Wednesday 19 March 2014

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am Oral Questions


12:00pm Prime Minister's Question Time
Financial Statement - Mr George Osborne

Budget Statement

Adjournment - Chris Skidmore

Healthcare provision in south Gloucestershire

Westminster Hall

Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am Tessa Munt

Conduct of the Metropolitan Police

11:00am - 11:30am Mr Simon Burns

Illegal wildlife trade and the London Declaration

2:30pm - 4:00pm Heidi Alexander

Childcare in London

4:00pm - 4:30pm Alison McGovern

Zero-hours contracts

4:30pm - 5:00pm Priti Patel

Newspaper supply chain and independent newsagents

General Committee

Time Business
8:55am - Room 9, Palace of Westminster Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

Urban Development Corporations in England (Area and Constitution) Order 2014

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

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 3195)

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

Draft Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014

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

Draft Immigration (Employment of Adults Subject to Immigration Control) (Maximum Penalty) (Amendment) Order 2014

Select Committee

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

Academies and free schools - Gabriel Sahlgren, Research Director at the Centre for Market Reform of Education, Institute of Economic Affairs , Dr. Olmo Silva, Research Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE , Henry Stewart, Founder, Local Schools Network and Dame Sally Coates, Principal of Burlington Danes Academy; Professor Anne West, Director, Education Research Group, LSE, Sam Freedman, Director, Research, Evaluation & Impact, TeachFirst , Christine Gilbert, Chief Executive, London Borough of Brent and Mike Cladingbowl, Director of Schools, Ofsted

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
3:00pm Oral Questions

Effect on Midlands-based industrial component companies of the increase in automotive production in the UK

Oral Questions

Report from Healthwatch England that £10 million of the £43.5 million allocated for local Healthwatch in 2013–14 has not been used for its intended purpose

Oral Questions

Correcting the UK’s trade imbalance by encouraging import substitution with a view to repatriating those jobs currently created overseas

Oral Questions

Universal Jobmatch website

Legislation - Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Immigration Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 6) - Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Debate - /

Report of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee

10:00pm Estimated Rising Time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

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

Scottish independence: constitutional implications for the rest of the UK - (at 10.30am) Alex Massie, journalist and commentator, regular columnist for The Spectator; Mandy Rhodes, journalist and editor of Holyrood magazine and David Torrance, journalist and commentator, regular columnist for The Herald

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

- (at 11.00am) evidence will be heard on the short inquiry on Foresty from Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive, Confor and others TBC

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

Private meeting

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