Political News: W/C 11th January

Updated 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 11 January 

General debate: Global Britain (from 3.30pm) 

Tuesday 12 January 

General debate: Covid-19 (from 12.45pm) 

Justice Committee - Oral evidence: Court Capacity, The Future of Legal Aid. Witnesses: Thomas Pope, Senior Economist, The Institute for Government; Callyane Desroches, Strategy and Insight Manager, Crest Advisory; Beverley Higgs JP, Chair, Magistrates Association; Derek Sweeting QC, President, Bar Council; Richard Miller, Head of Justice, The Law Society. Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster (2.30pm) 

Wednesday 13 January 

Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm) 

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee - Oral evidence: Cross-border co-operation on policing, security and criminal justice after Brexit. Witnesses: Colin Murray, Reader in Public Law, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University; Gemma Davies, Associate Professor, Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University; Professor Steve Peers, School of Law, University of Essex; Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. Location: Virtual meeting (9.30am) 

Thursday 14 January 

Business Questions (from 10.30am) 

Backbench Business debate: Long covid - Layla Moran, Andrew Gwynne, Dr Dan Poulter (from 11.30am) 

Justice Committee - Oral evidence: Pre-appointment hearing: Chief Inspector of CPS Inspectorate. Witness: Andrew Cayley CMG QC. Location: Room 8, Palace of Westminster (2.30pm) 

Deadline for Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 20 January) 

Friday 15 January 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

 

House of Lords 

Monday 11 January 

Legislation: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill – report stage (day 1) - Baroness Williams of Trafford (from 1.50pm) 

Tuesday 12 January 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

Wednesday 13 January 

Oral questions: Arrest and transfer of suspects between the EU and the UK - Lord Thomas of Gresford (12pm) 

Legislation: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill – report stage (day 2) - Baroness Williams of Trafford (from 12.30pm) 

Thursday 14 January 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

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