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Wednesday 20 December 2017

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11.30 am

Oral questions

Northern Ireland

12.00 pm

Prime Minister's Question Time

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Immigration Detention of Victims of Torture and Other Vulnerable People (Safeguards) - Joan Ryan


European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee stage (day 8) - Committee of the whole House - Mr David Davis


Government policy on local authority housing - Dr David Drew

Westminster Hall

9.30 am - 11.00 am

Westminster Hall debate

Situation in Ukraine - Mr John Whittingdale

11.00 am - 11.30 am

Westminster Hall debate

Closure of Torre post office - Kevin Foster

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Westminster Hall debate

Government response to corrosive substance attacks - Lyn Brown

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Westminster Hall debate

International Human Rights Day and the UK's role in promoting human rights - Ann Clwyd

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Westminster Hall debate

Delivery charges in Scotland - Douglas Ross

General Committees

2.30 pm

Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Draft Designs (International Registration of Industrial Designs) Order 2017

Location: Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Select Committees

9.15 am

Exiting the European Union - Oral Evidence Session
The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal

Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, University of Liverpool
Professor Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe
Stephen Booth, Director of Policy and Research, Open Europe

Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

9.30 am

Work and Pensions - Oral Evidence Session
PIP and ESA assessments

Paul Gray CB, Leader of the Independent Reviews of PIP and Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee, Department for Work and Pensions
Dr Paul Litchfield OBE, Leader of the 2013 and 2014 Independent Reviews of the ESA Work Capability Assessment
Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Department for Work and Pensions
Janice Smethurst, Director for Contracted Health and Employment Services Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions
James Wolfe, Director for Disability Employment and Support, Department for Work and Pensions

Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

10.30 am

Women and Equalities - Oral Evidence Session
Race Disparity Audit

Dr Richard Norrie, Demography, Immigration and Integration Research Fellow, Policy Exchange
Professor Shamit Saggar, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Policy and Research Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Andy Shallice, Policy and Information worker, Roma Support Group

Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

10.30 am

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Oral Evidence Session
Brexit: Trade in food

Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster

1.15 pm

Treasury - Oral Evidence Session
Bank of England Financial Stability Reports

Dr Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England
Sam Woods, Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority
Richard Sharp, Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England
Donald Kohn, Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England

Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

2.30 pm

Public Accounts - Oral Evidence Session
Green Investment Bank: creation and sale

Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy
Anthony Odgers, former Deputy Chief Executive, UK Government Investments
Shaun Kingsbury, former Chief Executive, UK Green Investment Bank plc
Mark Dooley, Global Head of Green Energy, Macquarie

Location: Room 16, Palace of Westminster

3.15 pm

Liaison - Oral Evidence Session
Evidence from the Prime Minister - 20 December 2017

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister

Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Joint Committees

No business scheduled

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