Political News: W/C 30th November

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

House of Commons 

Monday 30 November 
 
Westminster Hall debate: e-petition 255823, relating to deaths in Mental Health care - Mike Hill (4.30pm) 
 
Tuesday 1 December 
 
Treasury Questions (11.30am) 
 
Treasury Committee - Oral evidence: Spending Review 2020. Witnesses: Richard Hughes, Chair, Office for Budget Responsibility; Professor Sir Charlie Bean, Member, Office for Budget Responsibility; Andy King, Member, Office for Budget Responsibility. Location: Virtual meeting (9.30am) 
 
Justice Committee - Oral evidence: Coronavirus (COVID-19): The impact on prison, probation and court systems. Witnesses: Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice; Dr Jo Farrar, Chief Executive, HM Prison and Probation Service; Kevin Sadler, Interim Chief Executive, HM Courts and Tribunals Service. Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (2.30pm) 
 
Wednesday 2 December 
 
Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm) 
 
General Committee: Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill – Debate: To Consider the Bill. Location: Room 14, Palace of Westminster (9.25am) 
 
Provisional deadline for Justice Questions (on Tuesday 8 December) 
 
Thursday 3 December 
  
Business Questions (from 10.30am) 
 
Provisional deadline for Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 9 December), Attorney General Questions (on Thursday 10 December) 

House of Lords 

Monday 30 November 
 
No relevant business currently scheduled 
 
Tuesday 1 December 
 
Legislation: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - committee stage (day 2) - Baroness Williams of Trafford (from 1.30pm) 
 
Wednesday 2 December 
 
No relevant business currently scheduled 
 
Thursday 3 December 
 
Legislation: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - committee stage (day 3) - Baroness Williams of Trafford 
 
Grand Committee Debate: Spending Review - Lord Agnew of Oulton (2.30pm) 

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