Today’s business
Thursday, 26 November 2015

Commons: Main Chamber

  • Attorney General; Women and Equalities Oral questions; 9:30 am
  • Leader of the House Business Statement
  • Final report of the Airports Commission Backbench Business
  • Higher education funding for the Royal Agricultural University - Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Adjournment debate

Lords: Main Chamber

  • Baroness Featherstone and Lord Hague of Richmond will be introduced Introduction(s); 11:00 am
  • When will 100 per cent of the UK be able to enjoy the benefits of reliable superfast broadband – Lord Holmes of Richmond Oral questions
  • The provision of food banks at, and the distribution of food to people in need by, NHS hospitals – Lord Beecham Oral questions
  • Introducing national identity cards - Lord Campbell-Savours Oral questions
  • The UK strategy in Syria of the shooting down of the Russian plane by Turkish forces – Baroness Helic Oral questions
  • The protection of freedom of speech in universities – Baroness Deech Debate
  • Fostering links between communities as part of their counter-terrorism strategy – Baroness Mobarik Short debate
  • Building a health-creating society in the UK for a healthy and resilient population – Lord Crisp Debate

Commons: Westminster Hall

  • North East devolution deal - Mr Nicholas Brown, Helen Goodman, Mr Kevan Jones Westminster Hall debate; 1:30 pm

Commons: General Committees

  • Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill 11:30 am; Room 12, Palace of Westminster
  • Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Guernsey) Order 2015, the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Jersey) Order 2015, the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Canada) Order 2015 and the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Kosovo) Order 2015 11:30 am; Room 9, Palace of Westminster
  • Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill 2:00 pm; Room 12, Palace of Westminster

Commons: Select Committees

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill 9:30 am; Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Andrew Douglas-Bate and Mary Douglas-Bate Geoffrey Brunt Margaret Cotton Cycling Touring Club Friends Life Ltd and Axa Real Estate Investment Managers Ltd Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP Nicholas and Victoria Bartman Barn Management UK (2) Limited - Cudsdens Court
Environmental Audit: Future of the Green Investment Bank 9:45 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Richard Callard, Executive Director, Green Investment Bank Shareholder Team, Business Innovation and Skills
Public Accounts: Fire and Rescue Services 10:00 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Sir Ken Knight, former Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser Jeremy Hilton, Chair, Local Government Association fire services management committee Paul Hancock, President of the Chief Fire Officers Association and Chief Fire Officer for Cheshire Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government Neil O'Connor, Director of Fire Resilience and Emergencies, Department for Communities and Local Government Peter Holland, Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Department for Communities and Local Government
Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: Deliberative Session 10:00 am; Room 4, Palace of Westminster

Lords: Select Committees

National Policy for the Built Environment: Built Environment 10:00 am; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10.10am) Cllr Sue Derbyshire, Leader of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and planning/housing lead for Greater Manchester Combined Authority; Cllr Gillian Brown, Leader of Arun District Council and planning lead for District Councils Network (at 11.15am) Dr Laurence Carmichael, Coordinator, WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments; Dr Anne Marie Connolly, Deputy Director, Health Equity, Place and Mental Health and Dr Matt Egan, Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
EU External Affairs Sub-Committee: Seminar 10:00 am; Room 2A, Palace of Westminster