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Today in Parliament
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
House of Commons
Main Chamber
11:30 Oral Questions HM Treasury
Including Topical Questions at 12:15
12:30* Ten Minute Rule Motion Social Justice Commission Bill
Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP (Harlow, Con)
followed by Debate Serious Violence Strategy
That this House has considered the Serious Violence Strategy.
followed by Statutory Instruments Consumer Protection
Secretary Matt Hancock: That the draft Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 26 April, be approved.
19:00* Adjournment Debate Fuel laundering
Ian Paisley Jnr MP (North Antrim, DUP)
House of Commons
Westminster Hall
09:30 - 11:00 Debate Job losses in the UK automotive industry
Matt Western MP (Warwick and Leamington, Lab)
11:00 - 11:30 Debate The matter of child sexual exploitation and consent to sexual intercourse
Lucy Allan MP (Telford, Con)
14:30 - 16:00 Debate Nationwide levels of serious violence
Jack Dromey MP (Birmingham, Erdington, Lab)
16:00 - 16:30 Debate Somerset county council plans for unitary status
Ian Liddell-Grainger MP (Bridgwater and West Somerset, Con)
16:30 - 17:30 Debate The matter of the persecution of Christians overseas
Chris Philp MP (Croydon South, Con)
House of Commons
Public Bill Committee
09:25 Committee Room 12 Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]
To consider the Bill
14:00 Committee Room 12 Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]
Further to consider the Bill
House of Commons
Delegated Legislation Committees
14:30 Committee Room 9 Second Delegated Legislation Committee
To consider the draft Offshore Combustion Installations (Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
House of Commons
Select Committees
09:15 Wilson Room (PCH) Treasury Committee
(i) Re-appointment of Dr Gertjan Vlieghe to the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committe; (ii) Bank of England Inflation Reports
i) Dr Gertjan Vlieghe, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England; ii) Dr Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Dave Ramsden, Deputy Governor, Markets and Banking, Michael Saunders, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, and Dr Gertjan Vlieghe, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England (at 10.00am).
09:30 Committee Room 16 Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Devolution and Exiting the EU
Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands Combined Authority; Dr Katy Hayward, Queens University Belfast, Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Ulster University, and Professor Jonathan Tonge, University of Liverpool (at 10.30am).
09:30 Grimond Room (PCH) Science and Technology Committee
Social Media and mental health
Matt Blow, Policy and Government Affairs Manager, YoungMinds, Dr Liam Hackett, Chief Executive Officer, Ditch the Label, Dustin Hutchinson, Research and Policy Analyst, National Children’s Bureau, and Carolyn Bunting, Chief Executive Officer, Internet Matters; Duncan Stephenson, Director of External Affairs and Marketing, Royal Society for Public Health, Amy Orben, Lecturer, British Psychological Society, Dr Lucy Betts, Associate Professor, and Dr Mark Griffiths, Distinguished Professor, Nottingham Trent University, and Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research, Oxford Internet Institute (at 10.30am).
09:35 Committee Room 5 High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
152 - Stafford Borough Council, Petitioners.
10:00 Committee Room 6 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electric vehicles: developing the market and infrastructure
Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe, Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG, BMW, Mike Kerslake, Technical Manager, BYD UK, and Tony Walker, Managing Director, Toyota Motor Europe.
10:00 Committee Room 15 Education Committee
Accountability hearings
Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister for School Standards, Department for Education.
10:00 Thatcher Room (PCH) International Development Committee
Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector
Sir Alan Parker, former Chairman of Save the Children.
10:00 Committee Room 8 Justice Committee
Criminal legal aid
Daniel Bonich, Vice Chair, Criminal Law Solicitors' Association , and Richard Miller, Head of Justice, The Law Society.
14:00 Thatcher Room (PCH) Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Existing passport processes
Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration.
14:25 Committee Room 8 Welsh Affairs Committee
Prison provision in Wales
Peter Clarke CVO OBE QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, HM Inspectorate of Prisons, and Elizabeth Moody, Acting Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.
14:30 Committee Room 16 Backbench Business Committee
Proposals for backbench debates
Members of Parliament.
14:30 Committee Room 6 Defence Committee
The indispensable ally? US, NATO and UK Defence relations
Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Defence, Peter Watkins CBE, Director General Security Policy, Ministry of Defence, and Giles Ahern, Head of MoD/ FCO Joint Unit on Euro-Atlantic Security Policy.
14:30 Wilson Room (PCH) Health and Social Care Committee
Childhood obesity
Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, and Dr Alison Tedstone, National Director, Public Health England; Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Care, and Margot James MP, Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (at 3.30pm).
14:45 Committee Room 15 Foreign Affairs Committee
The Western Balkans Summit
Sir Robert Cooper, Former EU Diplomat, Professor James Ker-Lindsay, Senior Visiting Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics, Dr Cvete Koneska, Senior Analyst, Europe, Control Risk consultancy, and Ms Tena Prelec, PhD candidate, University of Sussex.
16:05 Committee Room 5 High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill
117 - Malcolm Jennings, Petitioner, 118 - Sharon Mulcahy, Petitioner, 123 - Lily Irwin, Petitioner, and 125 - Gaynor Irwin, Petitioner.
House of Lords
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Wigley
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Brexit on sheep farmers in the United Kingdom.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Campbell-Savours
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to reform sexual offences legislation.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Shipley
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice, if any, they are giving to local housing authorities about the rights of leaseholders in high-rise blocks which have cladding which has failed fire safety tests.
14:55* Oral Question *Lord Harries of Pentregarth
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the size of the House of Lords.
15:00* Motion Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth intends to move the following five motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.
followed by Statutory Instruments Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Mandatory Conditions of Licences) (England) Regulations 2018
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 March be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 9 May.
followed by Statutory Instruments East Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 March be approved. 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 9 May.
followed by Statutory Instruments East Suffolk (Modification of Boundary Change Enactments) Regulations 2018
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 March be approved. 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 9 May.
followed by Statutory Instruments West Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 March be approved. 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 9 May.
followed by Statutory Instruments West Suffolk (Modification of Boundary Change Enactments) Regulations 2018
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 March be approved. 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 9 May.
followed by Statutory Instruments Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018
Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 April be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 16 May
followed by Legislation Smart Meters Bill
Third Reading [Lord Henley]
followed by Legislation Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill
Second Reading [Lord Henley] 27th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee
If the Bill is read a second time, Lord Henley to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.
House of Lords
Lords Committees
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Justice Sub-Committee
Civil justice cooperation post Brexit: follow-up
(at 10:45 AM) Mr Timothy Scott QC, 29 Bedford Row Chambers Professor Rebecca Bailey-Harris, 1 Hare Court Ms Jacqueline Renton, 4 Paper Buildings
15:15 Committee Room 2 Communications Committee
The internet: to regulate or not to regulate?
(at 3:30 PM) Mr Dom Hallas, Executive Director, COADEC Mr Antony Walker, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, techUK (at 4:30 PM) Mr Robert Colvile, Director, Centre for Policy Studies
15:45 Committee Room 3A Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
Private Meeting
All Party Committees
All Party Groups
09:30 Room T (PCH) Multiple Sclerosis
The meeting will be a roundtable discussion on repurposed and off-patent medicines with the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Dr Eli Silber, a Consultant Neurologist, and discuss with prominent charities in this space.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: alexia.roe@parliament.uk
10:30 Attlee Suite Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group
Will be discussing how businesses should respond to the needs of vulnerable customers.
The guest speakers will be Dan Crossley of the Food Ethics Council; Helen Rhodes of the Gambling Commission; Andrew Taylor of the Committees of Advertising Practice and Claire Jenkins of the Alzheimer’s Society.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: greengrosss@parliament.uk
11:00 Committee Room 13 Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Inaugural meeting
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: alex.burghart.mp@parliament.uk
11:30 Room Q (PCH) Mozambique
Speakers: we will be receiving a briefing from the British High Commissioner to Mozambique, Jo Kuenssberg on current developments.
We will also have the opportunity to meet her replacement, NneNne Iwuji-Eme, who takes over later this year.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: hughesj@parliament.uk
11:30 Room N (PCH) Pensions
Introduction by: Mark Boyle, Chairman of the Pensions Regulator – 11.30am to 12.30pm – Room N, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament Street, SW1.
Sponsor: Nigel Mills MP – Chairman of the Group. Topic: ‘White Paper on Security and Sustainability of DB Schemes: the views from the Pensions Regulator’ to be followed by an Open Discussion.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: helen.sandford@parliament.uk
12:00 Committee Room 20 Off-Patent Drugs
Chair: Nick Thomas-Symonds MP.
During the meeting, we’ll get a chance to hear from Lord O’Shaughnessy about his thoughts on the Drug Repurposing Report, which was published late last year.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: laura.jorgeharris@parliament.uk
13:00 Room B 1 PS Radiotherapy
Description: Inaugural meeting to establish the group’s purpose and election of officers.
The secretariat provided by Action Radiotherapy will be speaking at the meeting about the introduction of a radiotherapy manifesto.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: tim.farron.mp@parliament.uk
13:30 Committee Room 18 British Bioethanol
The case for E10: tackling transport emissions, supporting British agriculture & ensuring a successful implementation of e10 in the UK.
Speakers: Brett Askew, National Farmers Union – The importance of E10 to British farmers Dr Michael Goldsworthy, National Non-Food Crop Centre – The environmental benefits of E10 for carbon emissions and air quality, Hendrik Lemahieu, Belgian Bioethanol Association – How E10 was successfully introduced in Belgium in 2017 and what the UK can learn At this event we launch our new consumer campaign BE10%GOOD, which will highlight to the public the case for introducing E10 to UK forecourts and features calls to action for supporting our campaign. Additionally, we will also launch a new report titled ‘The Case for E10’ authored by bioeconomy experts from the National Non-Food Crop Centre (NNFCC) which will cover issues including the carbon emission and air quality benefits of E10; how to deal with concerns around cost and compatibility and examples of introductions elsewhere in the world.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: nic.dakin.mp@parliament.uk
14:00 Committee Room 15 Kashmir
Meeting to update members on recent developments in the region.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: chris.leslie@parliament.uk
15:00 Committee Room 2A Taiwan
The group will be joined by the Representative of the British Office in Taipei, Catherine Nettleton, who will be briefing the group on UK-Taiwanese relations and recent social, economic and political developments.
All members and Lords welcome
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: evansn@parliament.uk
15:00 Committee Room 20 West Midlands
Q&A with Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: simpsonaj@parliament.uk
15:30 Committee Room G China
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: richard.graham.mp@parliament.uk
16:00 Committee Room 7 Illicit Trade
Second evidence session.
The Illicit Trade APPG is undertaking an inquiry into the state of illicit trade in the UK. As part of this inquiry we are holding two formal oral evidence sessions the format of a select Committee, with a panel of parliamentarians hearing from leading voices on the issue of illicit trade.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: george.bose@parliament.uk
16:00 Room P (PCH) Publishing’s Call for Evidence Session
Please join us for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing’s first call for evidence session.
The session will provide an introductory overview of the book publishing industry, and will hear from key figures representing publishers, booksellers and authors. The witnesses will be: Stephen Lotinga, chief executive of the Publishers Association Lis Tribe, managing director of Hodder Education and past president of the Publishers Association Tim Godfray, executive chairman of the Booksellers Association Nic Bottomley, co-owner of Mr B’s bookshop and president of the Booksellers Association Nicola Solomon, chief executive of the Society Of Authors Daniel Hahn, author of a number of non-fiction books including the history book The Tower Menagerie Chair: Andrew Lewer MP
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: andrew.lewer.mp@parliament.uk
16:00 Committee Room 16 Women and Work
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For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: hodgeo@parliament.uk
16:00 Committee Room 4 Women, Peace and Security
EGM.
This meeting is being held to elect a new Chair to the APPG on Women, Peace and Security.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: hodgsonf@parliament.uk
16:30 Pugin Rm Commercial Radio
EGM The Group is meeting in order to elect a new Chair and Co-Chair, as well as receive a short up update on issues impacting the sector from Radiocentre, the industry body for the commercial radio.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: alex.pleasants@parliament.uk
17:00 Committee Room 2A Food and Health Forum
Will be discussing the progress achieved by Public Health England’s sugar reduction campaign and possible next steps.
The guest speakers will be Victoria Targett, Team Leader, Sugar/Calorie Reduction at Public Health England; Vyas Adhikari of the BHF Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention; and Liam Trow of Burton’s Biscuits.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: amessd@parliament.uk
17:00 Room G HoL Shooting and Conservation
“Shooting and the EU – Brexit and beyond” Chaired by Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, to discuss the future of shooting in relation to the EU.
The Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation’s Senior Conservation Manager, David Scallan, will be leading the discussion on post Brexit issues including, but not exclusively, lead ammunition, the game market and international and EU treaties and agreements. I do hope to see you for what should be a very interesting meeting as Brexit looms ever closer.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: Bettertonj@parliament.uk
18:15 Committee Room 10 Yemen
The topic of the event is the APPG for Yemen’s report launch.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: richard.clifford@parliament.uk