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Today in Parliament
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
House of Commons
Main Chamber
11:30 Oral Questions Wales
12:00 Oral Questions Prime Minister
12:30* Urgent Question Shadow Transport Secretary, Andy McDonald (Middlesbrough, Lab)
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the Govia-Thameslink Rail Franchise
followed by Urgent Question Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, Tony Lloyd (Rochdale, Lab)
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the recent violence in Northern Ireland and to outline what steps are being taken to assist the PSNI and local community organisations to keep the peace
followed by Urgent Question Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland, Lib Dem)
To ask the Leader of the House, if she will make a statement on the arrangements for maternity, paternity and adoption-leave proxy voting rules in the light of events last night.
12:30* Ministerial Statement Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (Sam Gyimah):
Space policy
followed by Presentation of Bills Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) and Conversion Therapy Bill
Geraint Davies MP (Swansea West, Lab)
followed by Ten Minute Rule Motion Access to Welfare (Terminal Illness Definition) Bill
Madeleine Moon MP (Bridgend, Lab)
followed by Legislation Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill
Consideration of Lords Amendments
followed by Debate Future relationship between the UK-EU
That this House has considered the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
followed by Statutory Instruments International Development
Secretary Penny Mordaunt: That the draft International Fund for Agricultural Development (Eleventh Replenishment) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 20 June, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Public Procurement
Secretary Gavin Williamson: That the draft Single Source Contract (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Energy
Claire Perry: That the draft Oil and Gas Authority (Offshore Petroleum) (Disclosure of Protected Material after Specified Period) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 13 June, be approved.
19:00* Adjournment Debate Road restructuring in Oxfordshire
Robert Courts MP (Witney, Con)
House of Commons
Westminster Hall
09:30 - 11:00 Debate Russia and the Council of Europe
John Howell OBE MP (Henley, Con)
11:00 - 11:30 Debate The closure of the Swaminarayan School
Virendra Sharma MP (Ealing, Southall, Lab)
14:30 - 16:00 Debate Progress on protecting victims of domestic abuse in the family courts
Jess Phillips MP (Birmingham, Yardley, Lab)
16:00 - 16:30 Debate The Government’s 2017 litter strategy and roadside litter
Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (Chipping Barnet, Con)
16:30 - 17:30 Debate NHS whistleblowers and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
Dr Philippa Whitford MP (Central Ayrshire, SNP)
House of Commons
Public Bill Committee
10:00 Committee Room 11 Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill
Further to consider the Bill
14:30 Committee Room 9 Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill
To consider the Bill
House of Commons
Select Committees
09:30 Committee Room 8 European Scrutiny Committee
EU Withdrawal
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
09:30 Wilson Room (PCH) Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Local authority support for Grenfell Tower residents
Yvette Williams, Justice4Grenfell, and Clarrie Mendy, Humanity for Grenfell; TBC, Grenfell Walk Residents Association, Nahid Ashby, Silchester Residents Association, and Samia Badani, Bramley House Residents Association (at 10.00am); Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and Fire Service, with responsibility for Grenfell Tower victims work, Home Department (at 10.45am).
09:30 Thatcher Room (PCH) Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Brexit and Northern Ireland: Agriculture
George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
09:45 Committee Room 16 Work and Pensions Committee
Defined benefit pensions white paper
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive, Mark Boyle, Non-Executive Chairman, and Anthony Raymond, General Counsel, The Pensions Regulator; Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions, and Ronan O'Connor, Deputy Director, Private Pensions, Department of Work and Pensions (at 10.30am).
09:50 Grimond Room (PCH) International Development Committee Subcommittee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
ICAI's review on the UK's humanitarian support to Syria
Dr Alison Evans, Lead Commissioner, Kathryn Rzeszut, Team Leader, Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Lindy Cameron, Director General for Country Programmes, and Ben Mellor, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Department for International Development.
10:00 Committee Room 15 Education Committee
Accountability hearings
Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, Department for Education.
10:30 Committee Room 6 Women and Equalities Committee
Women in executive management
Sarah Bentley, Chief Customer Officer, Severn Trent, Gianluca Catellini, Group Vice President HR, Smurfit Kappa, Jonathan Crookall, People Director, Halfords plc, Richard Latham, Group HR Director, Persimmon plc, and Kate Willard, Head of Corporate Projects, Stobart Group Ltd.
14:30 Wilson Room (PCH) Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Wembley Stadium and the future of English football
Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society, Martin Glenn, Chief Executive, The Football Association, and Nick Bitel, Chair, Sport England; Gary Neville, and Witness tbc, Football Supporters Federation (at 3.30pm).
14:30 Committee Room 8 Public Accounts Committee
Interface between health and social care
Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Social Care, Jonathan Marron, Director General, Community and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care, Jo Farrar, Director General, Local Government, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England.
15:00 Grimond Room (PCH) Liaison Committee
Evidence from the Prime Minister
Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister.
House of Lords
Lords Chamber
15:00 Oral Question *Lord Holmes of Richmond
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to coordinate the current uses, and potential future uses, of distributed ledger technologies across Whitehall.
15:10* Oral Question *Baroness Garden of Frognal
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase knowledge of work skills, careers and jobs amongst primary school children.
15:20* Oral Question *Lord Beith
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Cross Country rail franchise, when re-let, continues to provide regular services to stations north of Newcastle.
15:25* Oral Question *Lord Ramsbotham
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to improve the treatment and conditions of prisoners in England and Wales following the publication on 11 July of the annual report of HM Chief Inspectors of Prisons.
15:30* Legislation Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clauses 2 to 4, Schedule 2, Clause 5, Title.
followed by Legislation Creditworthiness Assessment Bill [HL]
Third Reading [Lord Bird]
followed by Legislation Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 2) Bill
Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Bates] (Money Bill)
followed by Legislation Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill
Third Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]
followed by Legislation Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill
Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Duncan of Springbank] (Money Bill)
followed by Debate Lord McColl of Dulwich
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the incidence of obesity. (1½ hours)
followed by Legislation Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill
If the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill is returned from the Commons it will be considered.
House of Lords
Grand Committee
15:45 Motion Baroness Goldie intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.
followed by Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Strategic Partnership Agreement) (Canada) Order 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Goldie]
followed by Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Framework Agreement) (Australia) Order 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Goldie]
followed by Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation) (New Zealand) Order 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Goldie]
followed by Motion Baroness Goldie intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.
followed by Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement) (Cuba) Order 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Goldie]
followed by Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Central America) Order 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Goldie]
followed by Motion Baroness Goldie intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.
followed by Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Turkmenistan) Order 2017
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Goldie]
followed by Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Kazakhstan) Order 2017
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Goldie]
followed by Statutory Instruments European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement) (Armenia) Order 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Goldie]
followed by Statutory Instruments Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies and Core Activities) (Amendment) Order 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Lord Bates]
followed by Statutory Instruments Occupational Pension Schemes (Master Trusts) Regulations 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Buscombe]
followed by Motion The following two motions are expected to be debated together.
followed by Statutory Instruments Investigatory Powers (Codes of Practice and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2018
Consideration in Grand Committee[Baroness Williams of Trafford] 35th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
followed by Statutory Instruments Lord Haskel
To move that this House takes note of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) (Amendment) Order 2018 (SI 2018/715). 35th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee
House of Lords
Lords Committees
10:00 Committee Room 2 EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
The Future of REACH regulations post-Brexit
(at 10:30 AM) Dr Therese Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Defra
10:00 Committee Room 4A EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:00 Committee Room 3 EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
10:15 Committee Room 1 Constitution Committee
Private Meeting
10:15 Committee Room 1 Constitution Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 2A Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 2A Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 4A EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
The UK’S Opt-In Mechanism During The Transition Phase
(at 10:45 AM) Professor Michael Levi, Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University Mr Richard Martin, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Mr John Binns, Partner, BCL Solicitors LLB Professor Estella Baker, Professor of European Criminal Law and Justice , De Montfort University
10:30 Committee Room 4 International Relations Committee
Private Meeting
All Party Committees
All Party Groups
09:00 Room U (PCH) Cider
Meeting to Reconstitute the Group & AGM to include the Election of Officers and discussion of programme and aims for the APPG for the year ahead.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: ianlg@parliament.uk
09:15 Room U (PCH) Morocco
Election of Officers and discussion of programme and aims for the APPG for the year ahead.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: ianlg@parliament.uk
09:30 Room M (PCH) Drug Policy Reform
Election of officers and brief AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: crispinbluntmp@parliament.uk
10:00 Room U (PCH) Breast Cancer
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: bev.archibald@parliament.uk
10:30 Committee Room 14 Cancer
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: benjamin.yates@parliament.uk
11:00 Room P (PCH) Debt and Personal Finance
AGM.
Election of Officers.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: john.ludlow@parliament.uk
11:00 W 3 Motorcycling
Officers standing f or election / re-election: Chris Law MP – Chair, Stephen Pound MP – Treasurer, Bill Wiggin MP – Vice Chair Ian Paisley MP – Vice Chair.
There will also be an update on the new European Directive on the subject of VNUK, and a short presentation by Nicky Bassett-Powell, National Wheels to Work Co-ordinator.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: mcleodh@parliament.uk
11:00 Committee Room 9 Smart Cities
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: huntbraddocka@parliament.uk
11:30 Room A Anguilla
Inaugural Meeting and AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: Mike.gapes.mp@parliament.uk
11:30 Room P (PCH) Consumer Protection
AGM.
Election of Officers.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: john.ludlow@parliament.uk
11:30 Interview Room 2 (PCH) Pension Clawback
Inaugural meeting.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: liam.taggart@parliament.uk
11:30 W2 Tourism, Leisure and the Hospitality Industry
AGM and launching their report into the Sharing Economy.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: nicholas.wright@parliament.uk
14:00 Committee Room 16 Challenger Banks and Building Societies
The APPG for Challenger Banks & Building Societies is happy to welcome Jeremy Palmer (Head of Financial Policy) & Kate Creagh (Public Affairs Manager) from the Building Societies Association to talk about the challenges facing their members in the UK.
The APPG will be taking this opportunity to discuss the planned inquiry which it is launching after Summer Recess.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: kemi.badenoch.mp@parliament.uk
14:00 Committee Room 20 Continence Care
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: rosie.cooper.mp@parliament.uk
14:00 Committee Room 21 Deaths Abroad and Consular Services
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: stephanie.mctighe@parliament.uk
14:00 W3 London
AGM.
If you require any other details, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: sam.robins@parliament.uk
15:00 Committee Room G Rail
The framework for UK-EU partnership for transport post-BREXIT.
Andy McDonald MP, Baroness Hayter, Baroness Randerson, Lucy Anderson MEP and a minister invited to discuss the destination, delivery, policy and regulatory framework for transport post-BREXIT. Chair Mark Watts, former MEP. Wednesday 18 July, 1500 to 1800 followed by refreshments, Committee Room G, House of Lords.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: berkeleyafg@parliament.uk
15:30 Room S (PCH) British Council
Chaired by John Baron, will hold a meeting to discuss new British Council research A Special Relationship?
Changing UK-US cultural and educational ties and their implications for diplomacy and trade. Leigh Gibson, Director USA, British Council, will provide opening remarks.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: Benjamin.yates@parliament.uk
15:30 Committee Room 10 Skills and Employment
AGM.
Members will be meeting to elect the Officers, to consider the group’s financial statement and GDPR provisions, and review the forward plan of the APPG for the coming year. All Parliamentarians welcome.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: nic.dakin.mp@parliament.uk
15:30 Committee Room 15 Terminal Illness
Guest speakers will include MND Association, Marie Curie and Policy in Practice.
The group is keen to welcome new members and would encourage you to pass this invite to any colleagues you think may be interested in joining the APPG.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: Joann.Desykes@parliament.uk
16:00 Committee Room 20 Abolition of the Death Penalty
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: warburtonfh@parliament.uk
16:00 Dining Room A Psychology
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: lisa.cameron.mp@parliament.uk
16:00 Terrace Pavilion Stem Cell Transplantation
Summer Reception.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: george.thomas@parliament.uk
16:30 Committee Room 3 Housing and Care for Older People
AGM.
This meeting is for the election of officers.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: bassp@parliament.uk
16:30 Committee Room 4 Skills and Employment
Are holding an event with Lord Forsyth.
Lord Forsyth is the chairman of the Lords Economic Affairs Committee, which has recently published a report entitled: ‘Treating Students Fairly: The Economics of Post-School Education’. The report goes into detail on the funding issues facing both FE and HE.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: beth.warburton@parliament.uk
17:00 Room A A Better Brexit for Young People
AGM.
For more information on our activity, the APPG BBYP endeavours “To develop relationships between young people and parliamentarians, in order to secure a better Brexit for young people. Young people will live with the outcome of Brexit the longest and therefore the group aims to ensure that young citizens have a voice in how the negotiations are shaped" We will be electing new officers and hope this information can be circulated so many parliamentarians can attend.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: saskia.barnard@parliament.uk
17:00 Committee Room 3A Global Security and Non-Proliferation
'After the NATO Summit: Prospects for the Alliance' Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General at IISS and Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General at RUSI, will discuss the outcome of the recent NATO Summit and the state of transatlantic relations following this, Trump's visit to the UK and meeting with Putin in Helsinki.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: downmanm@parliament.uk
17:00 Committee Room 20 Human Rights and the Abolition of the Death Penalty
In conjunction with the Legal Action Charity Reprieve, invite Parliamentarians to a panel discussion on Juvenile Executions In The World Today.
Speakers: Agnes Callamard – UN Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary, Summary or Extrajudicial Executions; Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam - Co-founder and spokesperson, Iran Human Rights; Ali al-Dubaisy – Director, European Saudi Organization for Human Rights; Maya Foa – Director, Reprieve. Chair: Baroness Stern.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: pichen@parliament.uk
17:00 Committee Room 19 Kazakhstan
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: reza.tabrizi@parliament.uk
17:00 Room B Singapore
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: john.spellar.mp@parliament.uk
17:00 Committee Room 8 Water Group
Is there a crisis of trust in water companies?
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: officeofangelasmithmp@parliament.uk
17:10 Room B Transatlantic Trade
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: john.spellar.mp@parliament.uk
17:30 Committee Room 19 Kyrgyzstan
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: reza.tabrizi@parliament.uk
18:00 Committee Room 2A Australia and New Zealand
AGM
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: glen.white@parliament.uk
18:00 Committee Room 19 Belize
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: bob.stewart.mp@parliament.uk
18:00 Committee Room 2A British Pacific
AGM
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: glen.white@parliament.uk
18:00 Committee Room 18 Burma
This meeting will focus on the Rohingya crisis and possible legal ways forward to address issues of accountability and justice.
Muhammad Abdul Bari will present his recent book on the Rohingya, "The Rohingya Crisis: a people facing extinction". Lord Alton of Liverpool together with Ewelina U Ochab, will then present the Genocide Determination Bill that has just started its process through both Houses of Parliament. They will also discuss what international legal avenues the Bill supports that could ultimately address the impunity currently being enjoyed by the Burmese military.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: rushanara.ali.mp@parliament.uk
18:00 Committee Room 2A Canada
AGM
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: glen.white@parliament.uk
18:00 Committee Room 2A The Commonwealth
AGM
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: glen.white@parliament.uk