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Prime Minister's Questions PMQs

Prime Minister's Questions

MPs put questions to the Prime Minister in the House of Commons Chamber on Wednesday 23 March

Housing and Planning Bill Housing

Housing and Planning Bill

The Housing and Planning Bill will continue its committee stage in the Lords on Wednesday 23 March

'Massive loss to the UK's economy' Pay gap

The Government is complicit in system that undermines productivity and perpetuates the gender pay gap, says report

Legalisation and regulation Cannabis


MPs debate a motion allowing for the lawful sale and consumption of herbal cannabis in the House of Commons Chamber on 23 March

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Statement on Brussels terrorist attacks: 23 March 2016

Statement in the Commons expected at 12.30pm

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Wednesday 23 March 2016

  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
Oral questions
Prime Minister's Question Time
Brussels Terrorist Attacks
Ten Minute Rule Motion
Cannabis (Legalisation and Regulation)
High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill - Report stage
High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill - 3rd reading
High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill - Carry-over motion
Scotland Bill - Money resolution
Scotland Bill - Ways and Means resolution
Scotland Bill - Programme motion
Scotland Bill - Consideration of Lords amendments
Relating to Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993
Opposition Parties: Financial Assistance (Short Money)
Prosecution of construction companies for fatal accidents
9:30am - 11:00am
Westminster Hall debate
Political situation in Burma
11:00am - 11:30am
Westminster Hall debate
Legal guardianship and missing people
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Westminster Hall debate
Government policy on enforcement of the national minimum wage in the care sector
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Registration of births of children of deceased people
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Westminster Hall debate
Hong Kong and the Sino-British Joint Declaration
First Delegated Legislation Committee
Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Location: Room 9, Palace of Westminster
Treasury - Oral Evidence Session
The economic and financial costs and benefits of UK's EU membership
Boris Johnson MP
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Education - Oral Evidence Session
Social Work Reform
Ray Jones, Professor of Social Work, Kingston University and St. George’s
Barbara Peacock, Co-Chair, South East Region, Association of Directors of Children’s Services
Councillor Roy Perry, Chair of the Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association
Marion Russell, Principal Child and Families Social Worker, Cornwall Council
Dr Sam Royston, Director of Research and Policy, The Children’s Society
Peter Watt, National Services Director, NSPCC
Paul Moffat, Chief Executive, Doncaster Independent Children’s Trust
Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Energy and Climate Change - Oral Evidence Session
UK New Nuclear: Status Update
Dr Simon Taylor, Lecturer in Finance, Judge Business School, Cambridge University
Peter Atherton, Managing Director, Jefferies
Dr Douglas Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace UK
Vincent de Rivaz, Chief Executive Officer, EDF Energy
Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, Managing Director, Nuclear New Build, EDF Energy
Tom Samson, Chief Executive, NuGeneration
Zhu Minhong, General Manager of International Nuclear Business Development Department, General Director of UK Nuclear Projects, China General Nuclear
Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer, Horizon Nuclear Power
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Work and Pensions - Oral Evidence Session
Recent pensions policy developments
Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers
Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Northern Ireland Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Northern Ireland and the EU referendum
Ben Wallace MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Common Agricultural Policy
George Eustice, Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mike Rowe, Deputy Director, Common Agricultural Policy
Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Public Accounts - Oral Evidence Session
Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector: progress review
Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Peter Lauener, Chief Executive, Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency
Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education
Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Women and Equalities - Oral Evidence Session
Pre-appointment hearing for Chair of Equalities and Human Rights Commission
David Isaac
Committees on Arms Export Controls - Oral Evidence Session
Use of UK-manufactured arms in Yemen
Roy Isbister, Arms Unit, Saferworld
Oliver Sprague, Programme Director, Military Security and Police, Amnesty International
David Mepham, UK Director, Human Rights Watch
Tim Holmes, Regional Director, Middle East & Commonwealth of Independent States, Oxfam
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Human Rights - Oral Evidence Session
Pre-Appointment Hearings: Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission
Oral questions
Introducing secret ballots for all employees to ratify decisions on the remuneration of companies’ directors and most highly paid employees
Oral questions
Letting out a room under the Government's shared ownership scheme
Oral questions
Television broadcast promoting violence against Israeli citizens in Palestine
Oral questions
Army helicopter pilots required to repay wages apparently paid in error
NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill - 3rd reading
Housing and Planning Bill - Committee stage (day 9) - Committee of the Whole House
Orders and regulations
Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016 - motion to approve
Orders and regulations
Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016 - motion to regret
Brussels Terrorist Attacks
Orders and regulations
Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority Order 2016 - motion to approve
Orders and regulations
Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority Order 2016 - motion to regret
Orders and regulations
Motion to approve, for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government’s assessment as set out in the Budget Report and Autumn Statement, combined with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook and Fiscal Sustainability Report, which forms the basis of the United Kingdom’s Convergence Programme.
The UK economy and Budget Statement
Estimated rising time
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee - Oral Evidence Session
Unaccompanied minors in the EU
(at 10:30 AM)
Dr Ciara Smyth, Lecturer Above The Bar, National University of Ireland Galway
Professor Ravi KS Kohli, Bedfordshire University
Professor Heaven Crawley, Coventry University
(at 11:30 AM)
Ms Judith Dennis, Policy Manager, Refugee Council
Ms Kirsty McNeill, Director of Advocacy, Policy & Campaigns, Save the Children
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster
EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee - Private Meeting
Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster
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