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Public Accounts Committee holds evidence session at 9.45am, Thursday 11 December 2014
Beyond Aid - Department for International Development gives evidence
International Development Committee take evidence on Thursday 11 December from 9.45am
Commons second reading: Stamp Duty Land Tax Bill
MPs debated second reading of the Bill on 10 December 2014
Committee examine current rural broadband coverage and "Assisted Digital" support
EFRA Committee to examine the Assisted Digital support being offered
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions; Church Commissioners and the Public Accounts Commission and Speakers' Committee on the Electoral Commission
Leader of the House
(i) Fishing industry (ii) Ukraine and UK relations with Russia
NHS services in Devon
(i) Debate on reports from the International Development Committee: Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries (HC 246, 2014-15), and the Government response (HC 816, 2014-15) and Recovery and Development in Sierra Leone and Liberia (HC 247, 2014-15) (ii) Debate on the Eleventh Report from International Development Committee: Disability and Development (HC 947, 2013-14), and the Government response (HC 336, 2014-15)
Draft Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Dr Christopher Eaglen, Peter and Margaret Hughes, Hampton-in- Arden Parish Council and Hampton-in- Arden Society
Oversight of UK spending to tackle Ebola in West Africa - Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development, Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research and Evidence, Department for International Development and Fergus Drake, Director of Global Programmes, Save the Children
Beyond Aid: The Future UK Approach to Development - Kathryn Tyson, Director of International Health and Public Health Policy, Department of Health ; Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development, Liz Ditchburn, Director General Policy and Louise Thomas, Head of Trade for Development, Department for International Development
Whether NHS GPs are bound by the Hippocratic Oath
When UK balance of trade will be in surplus
British parents living abroad waiting a minimum of eight weeks for baby’s passport
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Food Poverty’s recent report, “Feeding Britain”
Economic leadership for cities
Support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The case for establishing new global development goals in 2015
Encouraging more bilateral trade between the UK and Sri Lanka
Encouraging prosecutions of offenders under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003
Impact of Sharia law in the UK, particularly on women
Benefits of the mandatory display on food premises of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme certificate
UN Secretary-General’s statement on drug policy urging Member States to "conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options"
Reducing the rate of tuberculosis in the UK
Consideration of Measures
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