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Thursday 25 February 2016

House of Commons

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

Attorney General; Women and Equalities

Urgent question

Seeking assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund for flood hit communities

Business Statement

Leader of the House

General debate

European Affairs


Adequacy of roads and transport infrastructure around Glossop and the High Peak

Westminster Hall

Time Business
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Hall debate

Litter and fly-tipping in England. Communities and Local Government Committee seventh report session 2014-15 (HC 607 2014-15), and the Government Response, Cm 9097

General Committee

Time Business Venue
Public Bill Committee

Enterprise Bill [Lords]

Room 10, Palace of Westminster
Public Bill Committee

Enterprise Bill [Lords]

Room 10, Palace of Westminster

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Oral Evidence Session
Memorandum on financial management in the EU

Nick Joicey, Director General, Strategy, International, Food and Farming, DEFRA
Jacinda Humphry, Finance Director, DCLG
Jonathan Black, Director, Europe, HM Treasury
Phil Wynn Owen, UK Member European Court of Auditors
Dr Manfred Kraff, Deputy Director General and Accounting Officer of the European Commission

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business
Oral questions

How many tax treaties with developing countries are currently under negotiation, and what principles underpin the UK approach

Oral questions

Whether the Government will specify steel be British when it is required for a government contract

Oral questions

Specialist skills recruited into the armed forces as a result of the Future Force 2020 programme

Oral questions

Boycotts of goods and services from the Israeli settlements in the West Bank


Trade Union Bill - Committee stage (day 4) - Committee of the Whole House


Assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund for flood hit communities

Short debate

Removing international students from the net migration figures by including them as non-immigrant admissions

Estimated rising time

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

Time Business Venue
Oral Evidence Session
EU Naval Force – Mediterranean (Operation Sophia)

(at 10:05 AM)
Mr Steven Symonds, Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director, Amnesty International
Dr Natalie Roberts, Adviser on Refugees and Migration in Europe, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Private Meeting
Committee Room G
Oral Evidence Session
Response to the Strathclyde Review

(at 2:45 PM)
The Rt Hon. the Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO
Mr David Beamish, Clerk of the Parliaments

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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