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Tuesday 15 December 2015

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Main Chamber

11.30 am

Oral questions

Business, Innovation and Skills, including Topical Questions

Legislation

Free School Meals (Automatic Registration of Eligible Children) Bill - 1st reading - Frank Field

Opposition Day Debate

(i) Climate change and flooding (ii) Government's housing record

Adjournment

Transgender prisoners - Cat Smith

Westminster Hall

9.30 am - 11.00 am

Westminster Hall debate

Transport for London funding - Gareth Thomas

11.00 am - 11.30 am

Westminster Hall debate

Effect of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 on Wales - Christina Rees

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Westminster Hall debate

Access to specialist neuromuscular care and treatments - Dame Cheryl Gillan

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Westminster Hall debate

Weymouth to Waterloo rail line - Richard Drax

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Westminster Hall debate

Access to justice in Wales - Carolyn Harris

General Committees

9.25 am

Public Bill Committee

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]

Location: Room 12, Palace of Westminster

2.00 pm

Public Bill Committee

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]

Location: Room 12, Palace of Westminster

2.30 pm

European Committee B

European Union Document No. 17228/13, a Commission Communication: Towards the elimination of female genital mutilation

Location: Room 10, Palace of Westminster

Select Committees

9.15 am

Business, Innovation and Skills - Oral Evidence Session
The Digital Economy

Jane Dyball, Chief Executive, Music Publishers Association, representing UK Music
Susie Winter, Director of Policy and Communications, Publishers Association
Catherine Courtney, Legal Adviser, News Media Association
Richard Mollet, Chair, Alliance for Intellectual Property
Dominic Young, Chief Executive Officer, The Copyright Hub Foundation
Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE, CMG, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister for Intellectual Property
John Alty, Chief Executive Officer, Intellectual Property Office

Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster

9.30 am

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill

Netley Primary School Governing Body
Petitioners from Primrose Hill
Petitioners from King Henry’s Road
Petitioners from Primrose Hill: north/west

Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster

9.45 am

Housing, Communities and Local Government - Oral Evidence Session
The Housing Association Sector and the Right to Buy

Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government

Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

9.45 am

Justice - Oral Evidence Session
The work of the Crown Prosecution Service

Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions

Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

9.45 am

Energy and Climate Change - Oral Evidence Session
Investor confidence in the UK energy sector

Abid Kazim, UK Managing Director, Next Energy Capital
Paul Barwell, Chief Executive Officer, Solar Trade Association
Nick Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, Lightsource Renewable Energy

Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

10.00 am

Treasury - Oral Evidence Session
Review of the reports into the failure of HBOS

Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority
Brian Pomeroy CBE, Non-Executive Board Member, Financial Conduct Authority

Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

10.00 am

Foreign Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
The costs and benefits of UK membership of the EU

Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Former Vice-President of the European Commission

Location: Room 17, Palace of Westminster

10.15 am

Culture, Media and Sport - Oral Evidence Session
Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online

Dido Harding, Chief Executive, TalkTalk

Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster

10.30 am

Women and Equalities - Oral Evidence Session
Gender Pay Gap

Chris Giles, Economics Editor, The Financial Times
Dr Alison Parken, Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE), Cardiff University
Professor Jill Rubery, Manchester University
Sheila Wild, Founder, Equal Pay Portal
Professor The Baroness Wolf of Dulwich, King’s College, London
Neil Carberry, Director, CBI
Ann Francke, Chief executive, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Monika Queisser, Senior Counsellor, and Head of Social Policy, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster

10.45 am

Energy and Climate Change - Oral Evidence Session
Low carbon network infrastructure

Chris Morrison, Head of Energy Construction Services, Distributed Energy and Power, Centrica
Scott Mathieson, Director, Network Planning and Regulation, Scottish Power Energy Networks

Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

11.15 am

Culture, Media and Sport - Oral Evidence Session
Establishing World-Class Connectivity Throughout the UK

Dido Harding, Chief Executive, TalkTalk
Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive, Virgin Media

Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster

2.00 pm

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Oral Evidence Session
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill

Sir Keir Starmer QC MP
As for morning session, unless already heard.

Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster

2.15 pm

Science and Technology - Oral Evidence Session
Nurse Review of research councils

Sir Paul Nurse
Professor Philip Nelson, Executive Group Chair, Research Councils UK
David Sweeney, Director, Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, Higher Education Funding Council for England

Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

2.30 pm

Backbench Business - Oral Evidence Session
Proposals for backbench debates

Members of Parliament

Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster

2.30 pm

Health and Social Care - Oral Evidence Session
Primary care

Dr Maureen Baker CBE, Chair of RCGP Council, Royal College of General Practitioners
Professor Steve Field CBE, Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA General Practitioner Committee, British Medical Association

Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Joint Committees

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