Political News: W/C 25th 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. 


House of Commons 

Monday 25 October 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

Tuesday 26 October 

Legislation: Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Second reading 

Wednesday 27 October 

Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm) 

Financial Statement: Budget statement – Rishi Sunak (from 12:30pm) 

Westminster Hall debate: Reopening local police stations – Richard Drax (2:30pm–4pm) 

Westminster Hall debate: Dame Carol Black's Independent review of drugs report – Dan Carden (4:30pm–5:30pm) 

Home Affairs Committee (oral evidence session): The state of policing and the fire and rescue services. Witnesses: Sir Tom Winsor, Chief Inspector at HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services. Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (10am) 

Deadline for Treasury Questions (on Tuesday 2 November) 

Thursday 28 October 

Business Questions (from 10:30am) 

Debate: Continuation of the budget debate (from 11:30am) 

Westminster Hall debate: That this House has considered the First Report of the Justice Committee, The Coroner Service, HC 68, and the Government response, HC 675 – Sir Robert Neill (1:30pm) 

Deadline for Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 3 November) 

Friday 29 October 

Private Members' Bills: Menopause (Support and Services) Bill: Second Reading – Carolyn Harris (9:30am) 

Private Members' Bills: Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill: Second Reading – Rob Butler (unlikely to be reached) 

House of Lords 

Monday 25 October 

Legislation: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – committee stage (day 2) – Baroness Williams of Trafford 

Short debate: Calls by the Confederation of British Industry, the Trades Union Congress and the Equality and Human Rights Commission for the introduction of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting – Lord Boateng 

Tuesday 26 October 

Oral question: The comparative costs and effectiveness of the provision of public services in England by local authorities and their contractors – Lord Wallace of Saltaire (from 2:50pm) 

Wednesday 27 October 

Legislation: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – committee stage (day 3) – Baroness Williams of Trafford 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee: Home Office oral evidence session. Witness: Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Home Secretary at Home Office. Location: Room 4A, Palace of Westminster (10:30am) 

Thursday 28 October 

Oral question: Number of recruits to the police service taken on as uniformed officers and community support officers – Lord Blunkett (from 11:20am) 

Short debate: Government plans to prevent people with learning difficulties and autism being detained in secure settings when an assessment has recommended they should live in the community – Baroness Hollins

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