Today in Parliament
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
House of Commons
Main Chamber
11:30 Oral Questions International Development
Including Topical Questions at 11:53
12:00 Oral Questions Prime Minister
12:30* Ten Minute Rule Motion Private Landlords (Registration) Bill
Phil Wilson MP (Sedgefield, Lab)
followed by Legislation European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
Remaining Stages (Day 2)
19:00* Adjournment Debate British investors in Paradise Golf Resort, Morocco
Rt Hon Tom Brake MP (Carshalton and Wallington, Lib Dem)
House of Commons
Westminster Hall
09:30 - 11:00 Debate County lines exploitation in London
Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP (Enfield North, Lab)
11:00 - 11:30 Debate Ethics and artificial intelligence
Ms Jo Swinson MP (East Dunbartonshire, Lib Dem)
14:30 - 16:00 Debate Blood cancer care in the NHS
Henry Smith MP (Crawley, Con)
16:00 - 16:30 Debate Vagrancy and homelessness in Cleethorpes
Martin Vickers MP (Cleethorpes, Con)
16:30 - 17:30 Debate Drug consumption rooms
Ronnie Cowan MP (Inverclyde, SNP)
House of Commons
Public Bill Committee
14:00 Committee Room 12 Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill
House of Commons
Select Committees
09:30 Grimond Room Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017
Mike Radford, Reader in Law, University of Aberdeen Sir Stephen Laws KCB, QC, former First Parliamentary Council Penny Hawkins, Head of Research Animals, RSPCA Science Group Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, Dog's Trust Claire Horton, Chief Executive, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
09:30 Committee Room 8 Scottish Affairs Committee
RBS branch closures
Emma Cooper, Chief Executive Scottish Rural Action Charandeep Singh, Head of External Relations, Scottish Chambers of Commerce Lyn Turner, Regional Officer, Unite Martin Kearsley, Banking Director, Post Office Tom Moran, Network Development Director, Post Office Jane Howard, Managing Director, Personal Banking, RBS Les Matheson, Chief Executive, Personal & Business Banking, RBS
10:00 Thatcher Room Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft domestic gas and electricity (tariff cap) bill
10:00 Wilson Room International Trade Committee
UK-US trade relations
Dr Peter Holmes, UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex Julian Jessop, Chief Economist, Institute of Economic Affairs Warwick Lightfoot, Director of Economics and Social Policy, Policy Exchange Ian Cranshaw, Chemical Industries Association Howard Chase, Dow Chemical Company Saoirse Fitzpatrick, StopAIDS
14:30 Boothroyd Room Public Accounts Committee
Investigation into Changes to Community Rehabillitation Company Contracts
Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, HM Prison and Probation Service
House of Lords
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Lord Chidgey
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the warning from the United States Federal Aviation Administration that British aviation manufacturers may have to pay the United States to be able to export their products to the United States if Her Majesty’s Government do not negotiate a continuing role in the European Aviation Safety Agency or set up a British aviation safety regime before leaving the European Union.
15:10* Oral Question *Baroness Massey of Darwen
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what, if any, support they are providing to the government of Greece, the UNHCR or Greek or international non-governmental organisations to help to meet the challenges of winter for migrants and refugees in hotspots in the Greek islands.
15:20* Oral Question *Lord Dykes
To ask Her Majesty’s Government with how many countries with existing trade agreements registered with the European Union they intend to open trade talks from April 2019; and how long they expect the process of concluding those new trade agreements will take.
15:25* Oral Question *Baroness Ludford
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the European Union about British citizens being subject to the European Travel Information and Authorisation System for travel to the European Union if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, and about the costs arising from that System that British citizens might face.
15:30* Legislation Data Protection Bill [HL]
Third Reading [Lord Ashton of Hyde] (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s consents to be signified)
followed by Legislation Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]
Report (day 2) [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 7th and 10th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 8th Report from the Constitution Committee
House of Lords
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 4 EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:15 Committee Room 1 Constitution Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3A Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 2A Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 4A International Relations Committee
Private Meeting
All Party Committees
All Party Groups
14:00 Jubilee Room Vegetarianism and Veganism
To celebrate the growth of veganism and the vegan market, the APPG isding a drop-in reception where you can learn more about veganism and the work of the APPG and sample some of the vegan foods and drinks that make up part of the recent explosionthe market for vegan goods
Come along to hear from and sample Magic Rock Brewery’s vegan craft beers, pies and pasties from Fry’s Family Foods, crisps and snacks from Yumsh snacks, PZ Cussons, producer of Original Source shower gel, the Vegan Society, and V for Life
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: joneslc@parliament.uk
15:30 Committee Room 3a Global Security and Non-Proliferation / United Nations
A joint meeting, "“Syrian chemical weapons, past and present”", with speakers Angela Kane, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs until mid-2015, responsible for the ground-breaking investigation of alleged chemical weapons useSyria2013; and Dr Richard Guthrie, CBW Events Co-ordinating Editor, and independent analyst on chemical and biological weapons
All members and staff are welcome
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: mcgahrenf@parliament.uk
16:30 Committee Room 6 Conception to Age 2
Meeting to discuss response to the Mental Health Green Paper
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: sargeantkari@parliament.uk
16:30 Room A Mersey Dee North Wales
Meeting of the all-party group with Abellio, one of the bidders for the Wales and Border franchise
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: ian.thomas@parliament.uk
16:30 Committee Room 3 Russia
Meet the Russian Ambassador
Ambassador, Russian Federation to the UK, HE Alexander Yakovenko will discuss Russia’s relations with the United Kingdom & address all domestic and international issues
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: waverley@parliament.uk
House of Commons
Joint Committees
15:15 Other Human Rights
Freedom of Speech in Universities