Upcoming business
Monday, 2 March 2015

Commons: Main Chamber

  • Education, including Topical Questions Oral Questions; 2:30 pm
  • Estimates Day (2nd allotted day) - (i) Devolution in England: the case for local government (Communities and Local Government Committee first report, session 2014-15: HC 503 2014-15, and the Government response 2014-15) (ii) Towards the next Defence and Security Review: part two - NATO (Defence Committee third report session 2014-15: HC 358 2014-15, and the Government response: HC 755 2014-15) Debate
  • Extension of the Warm Home Discount Scheme to Northern Ireland – Margaret Ritchie Adjournment debate

Lords: Main Chamber

  • Effectiveness of the Conventions between the two Houses of Parliament – Lord Rooker Oral Questions; 2:30 pm
  • Preparations for the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review and availability prior to the general election – Lord Rosser Oral Questions
  • When the Chargé d’Affaires to Iran will operate from a re-opened British Embassy in Tehran – Lord Hannay of Chiswick Oral Questions
  • Whether time taken to build an Astute-class submarine has been reduced – Lord West of Spithead Oral Questions
  • Recall of MPs Bill - Third reading – Lord Wallace of Saltaire Legislation
  • Serious Crime Bill [HL] - Consideration of Commons amendments – Lord Taylor of Holbeach Legislation

Commons: Westminster Hall

  • Debate on an e-petition relating to Harvey's Law – Derek Twigg 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Commons: General Committees

  • First Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Community Amateur Sports Clubs Regulations 2015 4:30 pm; Room 9, Palace of Westminster
  • Second Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 and the Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Shale Oil and Gas and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015 4:30 pm; Room 10, Palace of Westminster
  • Third Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2015 4:30 pm; Room 11, Palace of Westminster
  • Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 4:30 pm; Room 12, Palace of Westminster

Commons: Select Committees

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill 2:00 pm; Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Andrew and Susan Smith, Mr and Mrs Fruscher, The Edgecote Estate, Chris Dawes, Celia Shenton, Fred Smith, George Birchall, Anthony Birchall, Leonard Shenton, Ryan Mifflin, Robert Birchill, Phill Dann, Andy Ward, Alwyn and Sharon Ralphs, Nick Rafferty, Lorraine Bailey, Elizabeth Hulme, Sir William Cash MP on behalf of Swynnerton, Whitmore and Madeley HS2 Action Group , Keith Ralls, Gillian Ralls, Darren Swinton , Richard Nicholls, The Culcheth Community Group, Dr Dan Mitchell and John Lee, John Lee, Catherine Lea and Kenneth Lea
Public Accounts: The Equipment Plan and Major Projects Report 2014 and reforming defence acquisition 3:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Materiel, Ministry of Defence, Air Marshal Sir Stephen John Hillier KCB CBE DFC, Deputy of the Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence and David Williams, Director General Finance, Ministry of Defence
Transport: The work of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency 4:05 pm; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Ian Woodman, Director, Maritime Directorate, Department for Transport
Science and Technology: Pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate for Chair of the BBSRC 4:05 pm; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Professor Sir Gordon Duff, Government's preferred candidate for the Chair of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Political and Constitutional Reform: Individual Electoral Registration 2015 5:15 pm; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Jenny Watson, Chair, Electoral Commission, Andrew Scallan, Director of Electoral Administration, Electoral Commission and Phil Thompson, Head of Research and Party Registration, Electoral Commission
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill 7:00 pm; Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: As for afternoon session, unless already heard.

Lords: Select Committees

Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (EU Sub-Committee B): Private meeting 4:00 pm; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (EU Sub-Committee E) 4:00 pm; Room 4, Palace of Westminster; Private meeting
Witnesses: (at 4.05pm) evidence will be heard from the Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister for Europe, who will be giving evidence on the Draft Rules of Procedure of the General Court one-off evidence session.

Lords: Grand Committee

  • National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 Orders and Regulations; 3:30 pm
  • Groceries Code Adjudicator (Permitted Maximum Financial Penalty) Order 2015 Orders and Regulations
  • Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015; Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015 Orders and Regulations
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Banking Reform) (Pensions) Regulations 2015 Orders and Regulations
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 Orders and Regulations