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Tuesday 19 January 2016

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
11:30am
Oral questions

Treasury, including Topical Questions

12:00am
Ten Minute Rule Motion

Freedom of Information (Public Interest and Transparency) - Tom Brake

12:00am
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

12:00am
Adjournment

Post-SSI support package in Redcar - Anna Turley

Westminster Hall

Time Business
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

General Committee

Time Business Venue
2:30pm
First Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft General Dental Council (Fitness to Practise etc.) Order 2015

Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
9:15am
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

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
9:30am
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

Room 5, Palace of Westminster
9:40am
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Strathclyde Review

Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit
Lord Strathclyde

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
10:00am
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

Room 6, Palace of Westminster
10:15am
Culture, Media and Sport - Oral Evidence Session
BBC Charter Review

Rona Fairhead, Chairman, BBC Trust
Alex Towers, Director, BBC Trust

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10:15am
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

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10:30am
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

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10:30am
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

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
11:30am
Defence - Oral Evidence Session
UK Military Operations in Syria and Iraq

Dr Afzal Ashraf, Royal United Services Institute
Major General (Rtd) Jonathan Shaw

Room 16, Palace of Westminster
2:00pm
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.

Room 5, Palace of Westminster
2:15pm
Scottish Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Post-study work schemes

Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland

Room 8, Palace of Westminster
2:15pm
Home Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Countering extremism

Konika Dhar
David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
Shami Chakrabarti CBE

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
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

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
2:30pm
Backbench Business - Oral Evidence Session
Proposals for backbench debates

Members of Parliament

Room 15, Palace of Westminster
2:45pm
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

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3:40pm
Standing Orders (Private Bills) - Oral Evidence Session
City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill
Room 21, Palace of Westminster
4:15pm
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

Room 16, Palace of Westminster

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
2:30pm
Introduction(s)

Lord Mair will be introduced

12:00am
Oral questions

The threat of a drone being flown into a commercial jet or being used to launch a terrorist attack - Lord Naseby

12:00am
Oral questions

Basic Payment Scheme for farmers - Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

12:00am
Oral questions

Red Cell Folate concentration - Lord Rooker

12:00am
Oral questions

Compensation to UK motorists who bought cars with emissions detecting software - Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

12:00am
Legislation

Scotland Bill - Committee stage (day 2) - Committee of the Whole House - Lord Dunlop

12:00am
Legislation

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] - 3rd reading - Baroness Cox

12:00am
Legislation

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling Bill [HL] - 3rd reading - Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

12:00am
Legislation

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] - 3rd reading - Lord Bridges of Headley

12:00am
Short debate

Education standards in UK prisons - Lord Hanningfield, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
10:30am
EU Justice Sub-Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Access to a Lawyer Directive

(at 11:00 AM)
Mr Dominic Raab MP

Room 3, Palace of Westminster
10:30am
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

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
3:00pm
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

Room 4, Palace of Westminster
3:15pm
Communications Committee - Private Meeting
Room 2, Palace of Westminster
3:30pm
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

Room 1, Palace of Westminster
3:30pm
Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee - Private Meeting
Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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