The Week Ahead in the House of Commons
Monday, 19 February 2018
Main Chamber
Non sitting day The House of Commons is in recess.
The Commons will next sit on Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Main Chamber
11:30 Oral Questions Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Including Topical Questions at 12:15
12:30* Ten Minute Rule Motion Postal Voting Bill
Mr Damien Moore MP (Southport, Con)
followed by Legislation Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]
Second Reading
19:00 Adjournment Debate Level of funding by Arts Council England for coalfield communities
John Mann MP (Bassetlaw, Lab)
Westminster Hall
09:30 - 11:00 Debate Future of basketball in the UK
Mr Alex Sobel MP (Leeds North West, Lab)
11:00 - 11:30 Debate The PACE trial and its effect on people with ME
Carol Monaghan
14:30 - 16:00 Debate Recruitment and retention of NHS staff in Oxfordshire
Ms Layla Moran MP (Oxford West and Abingdon, Lib Dem)
16:00 - 16:30 Debate Rail services to and from Kettering
Mr Philip Hollobone
16:30 - 17:30 Debate Social housing and regeneration in Earls Court and West Kensington
Andy Slaughter
Delegated Legislation Committees
16:30 Committee Room 9 Second Delegated Legislation Committee
To consider the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
Select Committees
10:00 New Volunteer House, Kirkcaldy, Fife Scottish Affairs Committee
Immigration and Scotland
Yasir Butt, Safia Clough, Maciej Dokurno, and Margarita Jayinali, Fife Migrants Forum; Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy and Member Services, NFU Scotland (at 10.50am); Lorraine Cook, Policy Manager, Migration, Population and Diversity Team, COSLA, and Carroll Buxton, Regional Development Director, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (at 11.30am).
10:15 Committee Room 6 Environmental Audit Committee
Green Finance
Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission; Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, Bank of England, Stephen Haddrill, Chief Executive, The Financial Reporting Council, David Harris, London Stock Exchange Group, David Geale, Director of Policy, The Financial Conduct Authority, and Anthony Raymond, Acting Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice and General Counsel, The Pensions Regulator (at 11.00am).
10:30 Grimond Room (PCH) International Development Committee
Sexual exploitation in the aid sector
Mark Goldring, Chief Executive Officer, and Caroline Thomson, Chair of Trustees, Oxfam; Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children (at 11.30am); Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Gerard Howe, Head of Inclusive Societies, and Beverley Warmington, Director of CHASE, Department for International Development (at 11.50am).
11:00 Wilson Room (PCH) Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Pre-Appointment hearing for Chair of Charity Commission for England and Wales
Baroness Stowell of Beeston, Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of the Charity Commission.
11:30 Committee Room 8 Defence Committee
Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2017
Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, and Helen Helliwell, Head of Service Personnel Support, Ministry of Defence.
14:15 Wilson Room (PCH) Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
The Charity Commission and Oxfam
Charity Commission witnesses (tbc).
14:15 Thatcher Room (PCH) Treasury Committee
Appointment of Charles Randell as Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority
Charles Randell, Appointed Chair, Financial Conduct Authority.
14:30 Committee Room 15 Home Affairs Committee
Hate crime and its violent consequences
The Rt Hon the Baroness Warsi, and Professor Chris Frost, Chair of the Ethics Council, National Union of Journalists; Nazir Afzal OBE, Member of the Complaints Committee, Anne Lapping, Board Member, and Rt Hon Sir Alan Moses, Chairman, Independent Press Standards Organisation (at 3.30pm); Jonathan Heawood, Chief Executive Officer, IMPRESS (at 4.30pm).
15:15 Committee Room 16 Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
Evidence-based early years intervention
Professor Mark Bellis, Bangor University and Public Health Wales, Professor Rosalind Edwards, University of Southampton, Professor Eamon McCrory, University College London, and Professor Sue White, University of Sheffield; Dr Marc Bush, Chief Policy Adviser, YoungMinds, Kate Stanley, Director of Strategy, Policy and Evidence, NSPCC, Professor David McDaid, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Dr Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence, Office of the Children's Commissioner (at 4.15pm).
16:00 Committee Room 20 Backbench Business Committee
Proposals for backbench debates
Members of Parliament.
16:15 Grimond Room (PCH) Foreign Affairs Committee
The Commonwealth Summit
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
16:15 Committee Room 6 Welsh Affairs Committee
Brexit: Agriculture, Trade and the repatriation of powers
Jill Rutter, Programme Director, and Joe Owen, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government; Professor James Foreman-Peck, Head of the Economics Section, and Professor Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School, and Professor Nicholas Perdikis, Personal Chair, Aberystwyth University (at 5.00pm).
16:45 Committee Room 8 Transport Committee
Airports National Policy Statement
Sophie Dekkers, UK Director, EasyJet, Dale Keller, Chief Executive, BAR UK, Craig Kreeger, Chief Executive, Virgin Atlantic, and Willie Walsh, Chief Executive, IAG; Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority (at 5.45pm).
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Main Chamber
11:30 Oral Questions Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Minister for the Cabinet Office
Including Topical Questions at 11:53
12:00 Oral Questions Prime Minister
12:30* Ten Minute Rule Motion Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Extension) Bill
Tracy Brabin MP (Batley and Spen, Lab)
followed by Legislation Finance (No. 2) Bill
Remaining Stages
19:00 Adjournment Debate UK research centre for ceramics
Mr Jack Brereton MP (Stoke-on-Trent South, Con)
Westminster Hall
09:30 - 11:00 Debate Alternatives to a no-deal outcome in negotiations with the EU
Antoinette Sandbach
11:00 - 11:30 Debate The future of Coventry Football Club
Mr Marcus Jones
14:30 - 16:00 Debate The application of TUPE to Carillion workers
Ms Eleanor Smith MP (Wolverhampton South West, Lab)
16:00 - 16:30 Debate Child to parent violence
Toby Perkins
16:30 - 17:30 Debate The performance of East Midlands ambulance service
Ms Ruth George MP (High Peak, Lab)
Select Committees
09:30 Committee Room 15 Communities and Local Government Committee
(i) Private rented sector; (ii) Draft Tenants' Fees Bill
i) and ii) Andy Fisher, Head of Housing, Health and Communities, Boston Borough Council, Gary Josey, Director of Housing and Communities, Bournemouth Borough Council, and Councillor Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Wandsworth; Melanie Rees, Head of Policy, Chartered Institute of Housing, Tamara Sandoul, Policy Manager, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and Alison Farrar, Lead Officer, Chartered Trading Standards Institute (at 10.15am).
09:30 Committee Room 8 Education Committee
Value for money in higher education
Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University, Peter Horrocks CBE, Vice-Chancellor, Open University, Professor Dame Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, Professor Chris Husbands, Vice- Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, and Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford; Alice Barnard, Chief Executive, Edge Foundation, Angela Joyce, Group Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Warwickshire College Group, and Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive, Universities UK (at 10.30am).
09:30 Thatcher Room (PCH) Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Devolution and democracy in Northern Ireland – dealing with the deficit
Paul Braithwaite, Programme Leader, Building Change Trust, Jamie Bryson, Unionist Voice Policy Studies, Derek McCallan, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Local Government Association, and Ruth Taillon, Director, Centre for Cross-Border Studies; Naomi Long MLA, Leader of the Alliance Party (at 10.15am); Colum Eastwood MLA, Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (at 10.35am); Claire Sugden MLA (at 10.55am).
09:30 Wilson Room (PCH) Work and Pensions Committee
Collective defined contribution pension schemes
Nathan Long, Senior Pensions Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown, Sandeep Maudgil, Partner, Slaughter and May, David Pitt-Watson, Executive Fellow, London Business School, and Hilary Salt, Senior Actuary, First Actuarial; Jon Millidge, Group HR Director, Royal Mail PLC, and Ray Ellis, National Officer, Communication Workers Union (at 10.15am).
09:50 Committee Room 16 Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
ICAI's review on DFID's approach to its supplier market
Dr Alison Evans, Lead Commissioner, Chris Shapcott, Team Leader, Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Nick Ford, Head of Procurement and Commercial Department, and Vel Gnanendran, Director of Finance and Delivery, Department for International Development.
10:00 Committee Room 6 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Work of the Department
Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
10:00 Grimond Room (PCH) Women and Equalities Committee
Tackling inequalities faced by the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
Professor Margaret Greenfields, Professor of Social Policy and Community Engagement, Buckinghamshire New University, Yvonne MacNamara, Chief Executive Officer, The Traveller Movement, Councillor Malcolm Buckley, Essex County Council, Councillor Ian Dalgarno, Central Bedfordshire Council, and Kealy Sly, Leicestershire Gypsy and Traveller Exchange.
14:00 Thatcher Room (PCH) Defence Committee
Departmental priorites
Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Defence, Lieutenant General Mark Poffley OBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff for Military Capability, and Peter Watkins CBE, Director General Strategy and International, Ministry of Defence.
14:00 Grimond Room (PCH) Environmental Audit Committee
Green Finance
Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury.
14:15 Committee Room 8 European Scrutiny Committee
EU Withdrawal
Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP.
14:15 Wilson Room (PCH) Treasury Committee
Bank of England Inflation Reports
Dr Mark Carney, Governor, and Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy, Andy Haldane, Chief Economist and Executive Director, Monetary Analysis and Statistics, and Silvana Tenreyro, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England.
14:30 Boothroyd Room (PCH) Public Accounts Committee
(i) Reducing Modern Slavery; (ii) Emergency Services Network: progress review
(i) Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, Kevin Hyland, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and Lynne Owens, Director General, National Crime Agency; (ii) Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, and Stephen Webb, Senior Responsible Owner, Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, Home Office (at 3.30pm).
14:45 Committee Room 15 Procedure Committee
Exiting the European Union: scrutiny of delegated legislation
Dr John Benger, Clerk Assistant, and Paul Evans, Clerk of Committees, House of Commons.
16:45 Committee Room 16 Arms Export Controls
UK arms exports during 2016
Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Programme Director for military, security and police at Amnesty International UK, Martin Butcher, Policy Adviser, Arms Campaign, Oxfam, and Elizabeth Kirkham, Small Arms and Transfer Controls Adviser, Saferworld.
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Main Chamber
09:30 Oral Questions International Trade
Including Topical Questions at 09:53
10:00 Oral Questions Women and Equalities
Including Topical Questions at 10:23
10:30 Business Statement Leader of the House
Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP (South Northamptonshire, Con)
followed by Backbench Business Debate Role of disabled people in economic growth
That this House recognises the potential talent pool within the disabled community; notes that there will be an employment gap after the UK leaves the EU and that there is ample opportunity to include disabled workers in economic growth; calls on the Government to act immediately on its commitment to get one million more disabled people into employment by 2027; and further calls on the Government to increase awareness within the business community of the benefits of employing an inclusive workforce.
Dr Lisa Cameron MP (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, SNP)
followed by Backbench Business Debate Cancer strategy
That this House has considered the cancer strategy.
John Baron MP (Basildon and Billericay, Con)
17:00 Adjournment Debate City of London Corporation and its pension schemes obligations
Miss Kate Hoey MP (Vauxhall, Lab)
Delegated Legislation Committees
11:30 Committee Room 9 Third Delegated Legislation Committee
To consider the draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2018
Select Committees
09:15 Wilson Room (PCH) Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, Nicola Parish, Executive Director of Frontline Regulation, and Mike Birch, Director of Case Management, The Pensions Regulator; Michael Jones, Internal Audit Partner, Deloitte, Michelle Hinchliffe, Head of Audit, KPMG, and Peter Meehan, Partner, Audit, KPMG (at 10.15am).
09:15 Wilson Room (PCH) Work and Pensions Committee
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, Nicola Parish, Executive Director of Frontline Regulation, and Mike Birch, Director of Case Management, The Pensions Regulator; Michael Jones, Internal Audit Partner, Deloitte, Michelle Hinchliffe, Head of Audit, KPMG, and Peter Meehan, Partner, Audit, KPMG (at 10.15am).
12:10 Committee Room 8 European Scrutiny Committee
EU Withdrawal
Sir Tim Barrow KCMG LVO MBE - Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, and Robin Walker MP.
Friday, 23 February 2018
Main Chamber
09:30 Legislation Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill
Second Reading: Geoffrey Robinson MP (Coventry North West, Lab)
followed by Legislation Overseas Electors Bill
Second Reading: Glyn Davies MP (Montgomeryshire, Con)
followed by Legislation Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Bill
Second Reading: Paul Flynn MP (Newport West, Lab)
followed by Legislation Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parent’s Income) Bill
Second Reading: Heidi Alexander MP (Lewisham East, Lab)
followed by Legislation Registration of Marriage (No. 2) Bill
Second Reading: Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP (Meriden, Con)
14:30* Adjournment Debate Protection of the eider duck in marine conservation zones
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (Berwick-upon-Tweed, Con)
Monday, 26 February 2018
Main Chamber
14:30 Oral Questions Home Office
Including Topical Questions at 15:15
15:30* Estimates Day 1st Allotted Day
22:30* Adjournment Debate Future of diabetes care, treatment and prevention
Liz McInnes MP (Heywood and Middleton, Lab)
Westminster Hall
16:30 - 19:30 Debate e-petition 200205 relating to ending the export of live farm animals after the UK leaves the European Union
Stephen Double MP (St Austell and Newquay, Con)