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Tuesday 25 March 2014

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am Oral Questions

Deputy Prime Minister, including Topical Questions; Attorney General

Ten Minute Rule Motion - John Stevenson

Representation of the People (Scotland)


Conclusion of the Budget debate (Work and Pensions)

Adjournment - Richard Fuller

Bedford Magistrates' Court

Westminster Hall

Time Business
9:30am - 11:00am Dr Thérèse Coffey

NHS funding and an ageing population

11:00am - 11:30am Sarah Newton

Warm homes discount

2:30pm - 4:00pm Yvonne Fovargue

Under-occupancy penalty in the social rented sector in the North West

4:00pm - 4:30pm Barbara Keeley

Safeguarding of NHS patient data

4:30pm - 5:00pm Mr Lee Scott

Situation of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka

General Committee

Time Business
8:55am - Room 12, Palace of Westminster Deregulation Bill Committee

to consider the Bill

8:55am - Room 10, Palace of Westminster Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Committee

to consider the Bill

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

Draft Anonymous Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

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

Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Qualifying Pension Scheme Amendments) Regulations 2014

2:30pm - Room 6, Palace of Westminster Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) (Amendment) Order 2014 and the Draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Competition) (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014

Select Committee

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

Work of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments - Rt Hon Lord Lang of Monkton DL, Chair, Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

9:45am - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Energy and Climate Change

Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change - Sir David King, UK Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

10:00am - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Treasury

Budget 2014 - Robert Wood, Chief UK Economist, Berenberg Bank, Michael Saunders, Head of European Economics, Citi and Paul Mortimer-Lee, Global Head, Market Economics, BNP Paribas ; Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies and Gemma Tetlow, Programme Director, Pensions, Savings and Public Finances, Institute for Fiscal Studies

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

Work of the Arts Council (England) - Dame Liz Forgan, former Chair, Arts Council England; Peter Stark, Christopher Gordon and David Powell, authors of "Rebalancing our Cultural Capital"

2:00pm - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Transport

High speed rail: update - Sir David Higgins, Chairman, HS2 Ltd; Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury and Chair of the HS2 Growth Taskforce

2:30pm - Room 15, Palace of Westminster Foreign Affairs

Developments in Libya - Oliver Miles CMG, former UK Ambassador to Libya; Noman Benotman, Quilliam President; Sir Dominic Asquith, KCMG, former UK Ambassador to Libya, and Chairman of the Libyan-British Business Council

2:30pm - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House Defence

MoD Mid Year Report - Jon Thompson, Permanent Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence and David Williams, Director General, Finance, Ministry of Defence

2:45pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Home Affairs

Female Genital Mutilation - Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service

3:00pm - Room 16, Palace of Westminster Backbench Business

Proposals for backbench debates - Members of Parliament

3:15pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Home Affairs

Hillsborough - Margaret Aspinall, Chair, Hillsborough Family Support Group, Jenni Hicks, Vice-Chair, Hillsborough Family Support Group, Sue Roberts, Secretary, Hillsborough Family Support Group and Lord Charlie Falconer, Hillsborough Family Support Group; Sheila Coleman, Hillsborough Justice Campaign and Elkan Abrahamson, Hillsborough Justice Campaign

4:15pm - The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House Home Affairs

The Stephen Lawrence Independent Review - Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm Introduction(s)

Lord Bishop of Chelmsford

Oral Questions - Lord Empey

Compensation for UK victims of arms supplied to the IRA by the Gaddafi regime

Oral Questions - Lord Clement-Jones

Ensuring that the standards and systems adopted by public wi-fi providers will protect children from potentially harmful content

Oral Questions - Baroness Massey of Darwen

Preventing bad behaviour in schools

Oral Questions - Lord Trimble

Supporting the government of Ukraine

Legislation - Lord de Mauley

Water Bill - Report stage - Lord de Mauley

Orders and Regulations - Baroness Smith of Basildon / Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2014 – Motion to regret

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

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

Private meeting

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

Private meeting

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