Today’s business
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Commons: Main Chamber

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions Oral Questions; 11:30 am
  • Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals) – Philip Hollobone Ten Minute Rule Motion
  • To approve a statutory instrument relating to data retention Motion
  • Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment Backbench Business
  • Future of HM Revenue and Customs services in Scotland – Gregg McClymont Adjournment debate

Lords: Main Chamber

  • Selection of the next Secretary-General of the UN and ensuring maximum support for them – Lord Judd Oral Questions; 2:30 pm
  • Sufficiency of midwives in the UK – Lord Harrison Oral Questions
  • Ensuring that people with learning disabilities inappropriately placed in hospital are able to move to community-based support – Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Oral Questions
  • Any plans to change government policy following the publication of the report ‘Evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: Interim Report’ Oral Questions
  • Wales Bill - Second reading – Baroness Randerson Legislation
  • Report of the EU Committee on Strategic guidelines for the EU's next Justice and Home Affairs programme – Lord Hannay of Chiswick Debate
  • Role of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and its impact on gender equality and the advancement of women in both national and international policy - / Short Debate

Commons: Westminster Hall

  • Conditions in refugee camps – Pauline Latham 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Care home top up fees – Paul Burstow 11:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Implementation of the Healthier Together Programme in Greater Manchester – Graham Stringer 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Late payments to SMEs under local authority procurement – Mary Glindon 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Support for disabled people in developing countries – James Duddridge 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Commons: Select Committees

Public Administration: Preservation of historical files in the Civil Service 9:45 am; Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Clem Brohier, Acting Chief Executive, The National Archives, Scott McPherson, Director, Law, Rights, and International, Ministry of Justice, Ms Carol Tullo, Director of Information, Policy and Services, The National Archives and Simon Marsh, Head of Information Strategy, Policy and Practice, Ministry of Defence ; Dr Caroline Shenton, Director of Parliamentary Archives, Houses of Parliament and Kim Barata, Head of Information and Records Management Service, Houses of Parliament
Treasury: Reappointment of Graham Parker to the Budget Responsibility Committee 10:00 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Graham Parker CBE, Member, Budget Responsibility Committee, Office for Budget Responsibility
Energy and Climate Change: Small nuclear power 10:00 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: John Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Dr Andy Hall, Chief Nuclear Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation and Dr Adrian Simper, Director, Strategy and Technology, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Culture, Media and Sport: The 2022 World Cup bidding process 10:30 am; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Greg Dyke, Chairman, Football Association; Jonathan Calvert, Sunday Times Insight Team and Heidi Blake, Sunday Times Insight Team
Home Affairs: The work of the Immigration Directorates (2014 Q1) 2:45 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Security and Immigration, Sarah Rapson, Director General, UK Visas & Immigration Directorate and Mandie Campbell, Director General, Immigration Enforcement Directorate
Home Affairs: The work of the Border Force 3:30 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General, Border Force
Ecclesiastical Committee: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 4:30 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: The Committee will meet at 4.30pm on Tuesday 22 July to consider the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure. Proceedings of meeting: Consideration of the Measure with representatives of the Synod [public, shortly after 4.30pm] Deliberation [private] The following members of the Synod will assist the Committee: The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury The Rt Revd James Langstaff Bishop of Rochester The Ven. Christine Hardman Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury Canon Margaret Swinson Member of General Synod The following members of the Synod’s staff will also assist the Committee: Mr William Fittall Secretary General: Archbishops’ Council Mr Stephen Slack Chief Legal Adviser to the General Synod

Lords: Select Committees

Digital Skills: Digital Skills 10:00 am; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10.15am) evidence will be heard from Prof Nick Bostrom, Director, Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, University of Oxford; Michael Gleaves, Head of Business Development, The Hartree Centre, Science and Technology Facilities Council; and Kevin Baughan, Director, Technology and Innovation, Technology Strategy Board; and (at approximately 11.15am) from Hugh Milward, Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft; Chris Mairs CBE, Chair, UKforCE and Chief Scientist, Metaswitch Networks; and Mike Warriner, UK Director of Engineering, Google.
Arctic: Arctic 10:30 am; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10.40am) evidence will be heard from Dr Jeffrey Mazo and Christian Le Miere, International Institute for Strategic Studies and at approximately 11.40am from Professor Robin Churchill, University of Dundee, Professor Maurice Mendelson QC, Blackstone Chambers and Professor Philip Steinberg, Centre for Borders Research, University of Durham
Economic and Financial Affairs (EU Sub-Committee A): Review of the EU Financial Regulatory Framework 10:30 am; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10.40am) evidence will be heard from Sharon Bowles former Chair of the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee.
Science and Technology: 2025: Priorities for scientific research 10:30 am; Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10.40am) evidence will be heard from Professor Duncan Wingham, CEO, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) – representing the Research Councils; Professor Luke Georghiou, Vice-President for Research and Innovation, University of Manchester; and Dr Jane Osbourn, Site Leader for MedImmune in Cambridge and VP Research, AstraZeneca; and (at approximately 11.40am) from Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser.
Economic Affairs 2:15 pm; Room 1, Palace of Westminster; Private meeting
Witnesses: (at 2.30pm) evidence will be heard on High Frequency Trading via videolink from Brad Katsuyama, President and Chief Executive Officer of IEX, who features in Michael Lewis’s recent book, Flash Boys; and (at approximately 3.30pm) on Going Concern from Stephen Haddrill and Sir Winfried Bischoff, Financial Reporting Council.
Communications: Private meeting 3:15 pm; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
European Union: Private meeting 4:30 pm; Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Ecclesiastical Committee: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure. 4:30 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: The Committee will meet at 4.30pm on Tuesday 22 July to consider the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure. Proceedings of meeting: Consideration of the Measure with representatives of the Synod [public, shortly after 4.30pm] Deliberation [private] The following members of the Synod will assist the Committee: The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury The Rt Revd James Langstaff Bishop of Rochester The Ven. Christine Hardman Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury Canon Margaret Swinson Member of General Synod The following members of the Synod’s staff will also assist the Committee: Mr William Fittall Secretary General: Archbishops’ Council Mr Stephen Slack Chief Legal Adviser to the General Synod

Lords: Grand Committee

  • Infrastructure Bill [HL] - Committee stage (Day 6) – Baroness Kramer Legislation; 3:30 pm