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Thursday 10 July 2014

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
9:30am Oral Questions

Transport, including Topical Questions; House of Commons Commission; Leader of the House of Commons

Business Statement

Leader of the House of Commons


UK's Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs

Adjournment - Gavin Shuker

Consequences for people of residential home closures

Westminster Hall

Time Business
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Debate on the Second Report of the Work and Pensions Committee on the Role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system (HC 479, Session 2014-15) and the Government response (HC 1210, Session 2013-14)

General Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business
9:30am - Room 5, Palace of Westminster High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Locus challenges

10:00am - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House International Development

Health Systems Strengthening - Dr Kalipso Chalkidou, Director, NICE International, Dr John Howard, Chair, International Forum of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Michael Johnson, Head of Technical Advisory and Partnerships Department, Global Fund; Lynne Featherstone MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development, Jane Edmondson, Head of Human Development Department and Angela Spilsbury, Senior Health Adviser based in Ethiopia

10:00am - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Political and Constitutional Reform

Voter engagement in the UK - Dr Rebecca Rumbul, Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University; Dr Cristina Leston-Bandeira, University of Hull, Professor Susan Banducci, University of Exeter and Professor Daniel Stevens, University of Exeter

2:00pm - Room 5, Palace of Westminster High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Locus challenges

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:00am Oral Questions

Announcing the name of the next UK member of the European Commission

Oral Questions

Reducing hospital waiting times

Oral Questions

Ensuring that the NHS has sufficient district nurses

Oral Questions

Lottery funding of the arts

Debate - /

Role of the BBC World Service and the British Council in promoting British values and interests worldwide

Debate - /

Contribution of UK legal systems to the international standing of the UK and the observance of the rule of law in this country and abroad

Grand Committee

Time Business
2:00pm Legislation

Infrastructure Bill [HL] - Committee stage (Day 3)

Select Committee

Time Business
10:00am - Room 1, Palace of Westminster External Affairs (EU Sub-Committee C)

- (at 11.00am) evidence will be heard via video conference from Lilia Shevtsova, Chair, the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

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