Political News W/C 20th November

Future parliamentary business from Monday 20 November 2023

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Parliament will rise for Christmas Recess on Tuesday 19 December and return on Monday 8 January. Please note, the following may change at short notice.

House of Commons

Monday 20 November

Second Delegated Legislation Committee: The draft Immigration (Age Assessments) Regulations 2023. Location: Room 11, Palace of Westminster (6pm)

Tuesday 21 November

Justice Questions (11:30am)

Justice Committee: Future prison population and estate capacity. Witnesses: Charlie Taylor, Chief Inspector at HM Inspectorate of Prisons; Elisabeth Davies, National Chair at Independent Monitoring Boards; Andrea Albutt, President at Prison Governors Association. Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster (2:30pm)

Deadline for Home Office Questions (on Monday 27 November)

Wednesday 22 November

Westminster Hall debate: Fertility treatment and workplace rights – Angela Crawley (9:30am, 90mins)

Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm)

Autumn Statement 2023 and debate (from 12:30pm)

Thursday 23 November

Cabinet Office Questions (9:30am)

Business Questions (from 10:30am)

Continuation of debate on the Autumn Statement (from 11:30am)

Deadline for Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 29 November)

House of Peers

Monday 20 November

Legislation: Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill – second reading (from 3:10pm)

Tuesday 21 November

Oral question: Plans to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 – Lord Bradley (2:50pm)

Wednesday 22 November

Public Services Committee: Children's Social Care Implementation strategy: follow-up. Witnesses: Lynn Perry MBE, Chief Executive at Barnardo’s; Abigail Gill, Associate Head of Policy and Public Affairs at NSPCC National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children; Jessica Ford, Policy Lead for children in and leaving care at Action for Children. Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster (3pm)

Oral question: Safe routes to the UK available to child refugees and asylum seekers – Lord Dubs (3:20pm)

Thursday 23 November

Oral question: Ensuring high standards of workers’ rights – Lord Woodley (11am)

Oral question: UK’s low median wage and its contribution to the level of destitution presently under consideration by the United Nations – Lord Hendy (11:10am)

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