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Wednesday 24 February 2016

  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
Oral questions
Prime Minister's Question Time
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Consumer Protection (Distance Selling Delivery Charges) - Drew Hendry
Opposition Day Debate
(19th Allotted Day) (i) Transitional state pension arrangements for women (ii) Police funding, crime and community safety
Future of Katie Road NHS walk-in centre - Steve McCabe
9:30am - 11:00am
Westminster Hall debate
Biomass as a source of renewable energy - Nigel Adams
11:00am - 11:30am
Westminster Hall debate
Proposed sale of Kneller Hall, Whitton by the Ministry of Defence - Dr Tania Mathias
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Westminster Hall debate
Closure of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills office in Sheffield - Kevin Barron
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Disabilities, poverty and inequalities - Natalie McGarry
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Treatment of Crohn’s and colitis sufferers in England - Mrs Anne Main
Public Bill Committee
House of Commons (Administration) Bill
Location: Room 11, Palace of Westminster
Work and Pensions - Oral Evidence Session
Pensions automatic enrolment
Ian Cass, Managing Director, Forum of Private Business
Mike Cherry, Policy Director, Federation of Small Businesses
James Lowman, Chief Executive, Association of Convenience Stores
Yvonne Braun, Director, Long Term Savings Policy, Association of British Insurers
David Fairs, Chairman, Association of Consulting Actuaries
Tim Sharp, Pensions Policy Officer, Trade Union Congress
Thomas Brooks, Senior Policy Researcher, Citizens Advice
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Northern Ireland Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Northern Ireland and the EU referendum
Wilfred Mitchell OBE, Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, Northern Ireland branch
Roger Pollen, Head of External Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses, Northern Ireland branch
Patricia O’Hagan MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Core Systems Ltd
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Communities and Local Government - Oral Evidence Session
DCLG's consultation on National Planning Policy
Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Environmental Audit - Oral Evidence Session
Flooding: Cooperation across Government
Tim Kersley, Head of Asset Management Strategy, Network Rail
Jo Harrison, Asset Management Director, United Utilities
Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, Town and Country Planning Association
Tom Jeynes, Sustainable Development Manager (Humber), Associated British Ports
Chris Woodroofe, Head of Passenger Operations, Gatwick Airport
Councillor Steve Sweeney, Yorkshire Regional Flood Committee and Calderdale Council
Ian Glover, Environment Sustainability Manager, National Grid
Eamon Lally, Principal Policy Adviser, Local Government Association
Ivan Le Fevre, Head of Environment, Highways England
Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Culture, Media and Sport - Oral Evidence Session
Match Fixing in Tennis
Mr Nigel Willerton, Director of Integrity, Tennis Integrity Unit, International Tennis Federation
Mr Chris Kermode, Executive Chairman and President, ATP
Mr Mark Young, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal and Media Officer, ATP
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Scottish Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
The renewable sector in Scotland
Niall Stuart, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables
Andy Kerr, Executive Director, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Professor Keith Bell, Co-Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Simon Skillings, Senior Associate, E3G
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Foreign Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's administration and funding of its human rights work overseas
Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, DBE, Minister of State
Rob Fenn, Head of the Human Rights and Democracy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Paul Williams, Director of Multilateral Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Procedure - Oral Evidence Session
Private Members’ Bills
David Natzler, Clerk of the House
Fergus Reid, Clerk of Private Members' Bills
Ruth Fox, Director and Head of Research, Hansard Society
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Welsh Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Broadcasting in Wales
Edward Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Alun Cairns MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
No business announced for today
Oral questions
Impact of frozen pensions on people who wish to move overseas - Baroness Benjamin
Oral questions
Race equality at NHS senior management and board level - Baroness Hussein-Ece
Oral questions
Protecting the integrity of sports events from doping and illegal gambling - Lord Addington
Oral questions
Guidance to local authorities regarding procurement of and investment in fossil fuel holdings - Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
Scotland Bill - Report stage (day 1) - Lord Dunlop
Motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016, laid before the House on 11 January, be annulled - Baroness Hamwee
Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016, laid before the House on 11 January - motion to regret - Lord Rosser
No business announced for today
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union
(at 10:15 AM)
Mr. David Gauke, MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury
Mr. Jonathan Black, Director - Europe, HM Treasury
Location: Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Constitution Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 1, Palace of Westminster
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Social Mobility Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Finance Bill Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster
No business announced for today

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