Political News: W/C 6th September

Parliament returns from Summer Recess on Monday 6 September and provisional parliamentary business has now been announced, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice. 

 

House of Commons 

Monday 6 September 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

Tuesday 7 September 

Treasury Questions (from 11:30am) 

Adjournment debate: Local policing – Andrew Bowie 

Wednesday 8 September 

Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm) 

Opposition Day debate: subject TBA (from 12:45pm) 

Deadline for Justice Questions (on Tuesday 14 September) 

Thursday 9 September 

Business Questions (from 10:30am) 

Deadlines for PMQs (on Wednesday 15 September), Attorney General Questions (on Thursday 16 September) 

Friday 10 September 

Private Members' Bills: Employment Bill: Second Reading – Martin Docherty-Hughes (6th on list so unlikely to be reached) 

 

House of Lords 

Monday 6 September 

No relevant business currently scheduled 

Tuesday 7 September 

Justice and Home Affairs Committee (oral evidence session): New technologies and the application of the law. Witnesses: Professor Colin Gavaghan, Director New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies at University of Otago; Dr Rosamunde Elise Van Brakel, Co-Director, Surveillance Studies Network at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB); Professor Elizabeth E Joh, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at University of California, Davis. Location: Room 2, Palace of Westminster (10am) 

Wednesday 8 September 

Public Services Committee (oral evidence session): The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability. Witnesses: Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner at Children's Commissioner for Wales; Mairead MacCafferty, Chief Executive at Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People; Bruce Adamson, Commissioner at Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People; Rosie Benneyworth, Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care at Care Quality Commission (CQC); Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector at Ofsted. Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster (3pm) 

Thursday 9 September 

Public Services Committee (oral evidence session): The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability. Witnesses: James Shutkever, Social Worker and Frontline Fellow at Hertfordshire County Council; Lucy Newman, Associate Assistant Principal at Oasis Academy South Bank; Dr Helen Jones, CCG Clinical lead for Children and Young People's Mental Health at NHS North East London Clinical Commissioning Group; Jacky Mulveen, Project Manager at WE:ARE Women's Empowerment And Recovery Educators; Elina Pekkarinen, Ombudsman for Children at Office of the Ombudsman for Children, Finland / Lapsiasiavaltuutettu; Elisabeth Dahlin, Ombudsman for Children at Office of the Ombudsman for Children, Sweden / Barnombudsmannen; Naomi Eisenstadt CB, Independent Chair at Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership, and Honorary Research Fellow at Department of Education, University of Oxford; Professor C. Kirabo Jackson. Location: virtual meeting (3pm) 

Friday 10 September 

Legislation: Status of Workers Bill [HL] - second reading – Lord Hendy (10am) 

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