Political News: W/C 12th April

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 12 April 

The House of Commons is not sitting 

Tuesday 13 April  

Westminster Hall debate: Strengthening the Criminal Cases Review Commission – Barry Sheerman (6:05pm) 

Westminster Hall debate: UK asylum system and asylum seekers’ mental health – Carol Monaghan (6:50pm) 

Wednesday 14 April 

Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm)

Opposition Day Debate – topic TBC (from 12:45pm) 

Thursday 15 April 

Business Questions (from 10:30am) 

Legislation: Domestic Abuse Bill – consideration of Lords amendments (from 11:30am) 

Westminster Hall debate: Third Report of the Education Committee, A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution, HC 278 – Robert Halfon (3:15pm) 

Deadline for Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 21 April) 

House of Lords 

Monday 12 April 

Oral question: Recorded non-crime hate incidents on police databases being flagged when individuals are subject to employment vetting checks – Baroness Fox of Buckley (1pm) 

Tuesday 13 April 

Legislation: Overseas Operations (Services Personnel and Veterans) Bill (report stage) – Baroness Goldie (from 12:30pm) 

Wednesday 14 April 

Oral question: Progress of the Undercover Policing Inquiry into police surveillance, established in 2015 – Baroness Clark of Kilwinning (from 12:20pm) 

Grand committee debate: The case for building an inclusive society in the post-pandemic world; and the steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK – Baroness Lister of Burtersett 

Public Services Committee (oral evidence session): The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability (3pm) 

Thursday 15 April 

Oral question: Use of intercept evidence in criminal trials – Lord Beith (12:20pm) 

Friday 16 April   

Legislation: Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill (second reading) – Baroness Pidding (11am) 

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.