Political News: W/C 11th October

Future parliamentary business from Monday 11 October 

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. Peers return today from Conference Recess, while the Commons returns on Monday 18 October.. 

House of Commons 

The Commons is in recess and will return on Monday 18 October 

House of Lords 

Monday 11 October 

Oral Question: Home Office hiring the Black Dog crisis management company – Baroness Chakrabarti (2:30pm) 

Grand Committee: Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill - committee stage (day 1) – Viscount Younger of Leckie (3:45pm) 

Tuesday 12 October 

Orders and regulations: Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Criminal Conduct Authorisations) (Amendment) Order 2021 - motion to regret – Baroness D'Souza 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee (oral evidence session): New technologies and the application of the law. Witnesses: Professor Karen Yeung, Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics, Birmingham Law School at The University of Birmingham; Peter Dawson, Prison Reform Trust, Director at Prison Reform Trust; Silkie Carlo, Director at Big Brother Watch Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster (10:30am) 

Wednesday 13 October 

Legislation: Social Security (Uprating of Benefits) Bill – second reading – Baroness Stedman-Scott 

Public Services Committee (oral evidence session): The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability. Witnesses: Dame Rachel de Souza, Children's Commissioner at Children's Commissioner for England; Martin Lennon, Senior Advisor on Children’s Services at Children's Commissioner for England. Location: Room 4, Palace of Westminster (3pm) 

Thursday 14 October 

Oral Question: Government funding for the National Infrastructure Crime Reduction Partnership to combat the incidence of metal theft – Lord Faulkner of Worcester (from 11:20am) 

Grand Committee: Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill - committee stage (day 2) – Viscount Younger of Leckie (1pm) 

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