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Minister to justify non-participation in access to a lawyer Directive

EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 19 January at 11.00am

Tuesday 19 January 2016

  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
Oral questions
Treasury, including Topical Questions
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Freedom of Information (Public Interest and Transparency) - Tom Brake
Opposition Day Debate
(16th allotted day) (i) Student maintenance grants (ii) Motion to annul the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015, No. 1951) (formal - no debate) (iii) Cost of public transport
Post-SSI support package in Redcar - Anna Turley
9:30am - 11:00am
Westminster Hall debate
Access to justice for vulnerable people - Stephen Kinnock
11:00am - 11:30am
Westminster Hall debate
Annual release of Cabinet papers to the National Archives - Richard Burgon
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Westminster Hall debate
Removal of drugs from Cancer Drugs Fund list - Pauline Latham
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Safety of towed trailers on public roads - Karin Smyth
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Increasing diversity in STEM careers - Ben Howlett
First Delegated Legislation Committee
Draft General Dental Council (Fitness to Practise etc.) Order 2015
Location: Room 9, Palace of Westminster
Treasury - Oral Evidence Session
The economic and financial costs and benefits of UK membership of the EU
Guy Sears, Interim CEO, The Investment Association
John Barrass, Deputy CEO, Wealth Management Association
Jirí Król, Deputy CEO, The Alternative Investment Management Association
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Ivan Banister and other
Henage James Daniel Finch-Knightley (Lord Guernsey)
Lord Wellesley and others
Margaret Jones and others
Mixbury Parish Meeting
Adept Roofing and Scaffolding Contractors
Clive and Margaret Higgins
Petitioners from the Lee
Petitioners from South Heath
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Strathclyde Review
Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit
Lord Strathclyde
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Energy and Climate Change - Oral Evidence Session
Home energy efficiency and demand reduction
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change
Ben Golding, Head of Strategy and Finance Team, Home Energy, Department of Energy and Climate Change
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Culture, Media and Sport - Oral Evidence Session
BBC Charter Review
Rona Fairhead, Chairman, BBC Trust
Alex Towers, Director, BBC Trust
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
International Development - Oral Evidence Session
DFID's allocation of resources
Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives
Larry Attree, Head of Policy, Saferworld
Julian Egan, Head of Advocacy, International Alert
Jonathan Glennie, Director of Policy, Save the Children
Girish Menon, Chief Executive, ActionAid UK
Aaron Oxley, Executive Director of RESULTS UK, Action for Global Health
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Foreign Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Libya: examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s future policy options
Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP
Rt Hon Lord Hague of Richmond
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Women and Equalities - Oral Evidence Session
Gender Pay Gap
Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive, Working Families
Maggie Stilwell, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Adrienne Burgess, Joint Chief Executive Officer and Head of Research, Fatherhood Institute
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Defence - Oral Evidence Session
UK Military Operations in Syria and Iraq
Dr Afzal Ashraf, Royal United Services Institute
Major General (Rtd) Jonathan Shaw
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill
Petition of Sir Tony Baldry (Victoria Prentis MP)
As for morning session, unless already heard.
Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Scottish Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Post-study work schemes
Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Home Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Countering extremism
Konika Dhar
David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
Shami Chakrabarti CBE
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Health - Oral Evidence Session
Post-appointment hearing with the Chair and Chief Executive, NHS Improvement
Ed Smith CBE, Chair, NHS Improvement
Jim Mackey, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Backbench Business - Oral Evidence Session
Proposals for backbench debates
Members of Parliament
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Foreign Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Libya: examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s future policy options
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux
Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Standing Orders (Private Bills) - Oral Evidence Session
City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill
Location: Room 21, Palace of Westminster
Science and Technology - Oral Evidence Session
The science budget and the Spending Review
Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills
Gareth Davies, Director General, Knowledge and Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
No business announced for today
Lord Mair will be introduced
Oral questions
The threat of a drone being flown into a commercial jet or being used to launch a terrorist attack - Lord Naseby
Oral questions
Basic Payment Scheme for farmers - Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Oral questions
Red Cell Folate concentration - Lord Rooker
Oral questions
Compensation to UK motorists who bought cars with emissions detecting software - Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
Scotland Bill - Committee stage (day 2) - Committee of the Whole House - Lord Dunlop
Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] - 3rd reading - Baroness Cox
Regulation of Political Opinion Polling Bill [HL] - 3rd reading - Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] - 3rd reading - Lord Bridges of Headley
Short debate
Education standards in UK prisons - Lord Hanningfield, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
No business announced for today
EU Justice Sub-Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Access to a Lawyer Directive
(at 11:00 AM)
Mr Dominic Raab MP
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Science and Technology Committee (Lords) - Oral Evidence Session
Relationship between EU Membership and the Effectiveness of UK Science
(at 10:40 AM)
Professor Dame Anne Glover, Vice-Principal External Affairs & Dean for Europe, Aberdeen University
(at 11:40 AM)
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, President, Universities UK
Professor Sir Peter Downes, Convener, Universities Scotland
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chair of EU Advisory Group, Russell Group
Location: Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
European Union Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Visions of EU reform
(at 3:00 PM)
Mr Jean Bizet, Chairman of The French Senat European Affairs Committee, French Senate
Ms Fabienne Keller, Vice Chair of the French Senat European Affairs Committee and Rapporteur on the UK-EU Relationship, French Senate
Location: Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Communications Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Economic Affairs Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Economics of the United Kingdom Housing Market
(at 3:35 PM)
The Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman, Migration Watch UK
Professor Robert Rowthorn, Fellow, Cambridge University
Professor John Muellbauer, Oxford University
Professor Tony Champion, Professor of Economic Geography, Newcastle University
Location: Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster
No business announced for today

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