Political News: W/C 5 July

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 5 July

Legislation: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Remaining Stages (from 3:30pm) 

Adjournment debate: Sentencing regime for 17 year olds – Tom Hunt 

Tuesday 6 July 

Justice Committee (oral evidence session): Women in Prison. Witnesses: Phil Bowen, Director at Centre for Justice Innovation; Laura Seebohm, Executive Director of External Affairs at Changing Lives; Katy Swaine Williams, Consultant at Centre for Women's Justice; Dr Kate Paradine, Chief Executive Officer at Women in Prison; TBC at Beth Centre; TBC at Lambeth Council. Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster (2:30pm) 

Deadline for Home Office Questions (on Monday 12 July) 

Wednesday 7 July 

Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm) 

Opposition Day debate: SNP, topic TBC (from 12:45pm) 

Westminster Hall debate: Delays in the asylum system – Navendu Mishra (2:30pm) 

Liaison Committee (Commons): Oral evidence from the Prime Minister. Witness: Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister. Location: The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (3:30pm) 

Thursday 8 July 

Cabinet Office Questions (9:30am) 

Business Questions (from 10:30am) 

Deadline for Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 14 July) 

House of Lords 

Monday 5 July 

Oral question: Report by the Trades Union Congress RIDDOR, 'Covid and underreporting', and steps in response to the finding that work-related cases of COVID-19 leading to deaths have been underreported – Lord McKenzie of Luton (1pm) 

Tuesday 6 July 

Oral question: Establishment of the Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice System – Lord Ramsbotham (from 12pm) 

Wednesday 7 July  

Oral question: Enabling the police to release material from body-worn videos in a timely fashion following an incident – Lord Harris of Haringey (12pm) 

Public Services Committee (oral evidence session): The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability. Witnesses: Natalie Perera, Chief Executive at Education Policy Institute; Rt Hon Dame Andrea Leadsom MP DBE, Chair at Early Years Healthy Development Review; Jon Yates,Executive Director at Youth Endowment Fund; Dame Janet Trotter OBE DBE CVO, Chair at Child Friendly Gloucestershire Coalition; Lee Golze, Assistant Director Partnerships, Early Intervention & Localities - Children & Young People at Doncaster Council; Karen Davison, Strategic Manager for Early Help, Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children at Durham County Council; Andy Dempsey, Director of Partnerships and Strategy at Gloucestershire County Council. Location: virtual meeting (3pm) 

Thursday 8 July 

Oral question: Work of the Independent Office for Police Conduct – Lord Lexden (from 12:10pm) 

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