Political News W/C 18th December

Future parliamentary business from Monday 18 December 2023

Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Parliament rises for Christmas Recess on Tuesday 19 December, with the Commons returning on Monday 8 January and the Lords returning on Wednesday 10 January. Please note, the following may change at short notice.

House of Commons

Monday 18 December

No relevant business currently scheduled

Tuesday 19 December

Treasury Questions (11:30am)

Liaison Committee (Commons): Work of the Prime Minister. Witness: Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Prime Minister. Location: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (1pm)

Deadlines for Justice Questions (on Tuesday 9 January), Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 10 January)

House of Peers

Monday 18 December

Oral question: Ensuring refugees are given 28 days’ notice before leaving their Home Office accommodation after receiving their documentation – The Lord Bishop of London (2:30pm)

Legislation: Victims and Prisoners Bill - second reading (from 3:10pm)

International Agreements Committee: UK-Rwanda asylum Agreement. Witnesses: The Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE KC; Professor Theodore Konstadinides, Professor of Law at University of Essex. Location: Room 4, Palace of Westminster (4pm)

Tuesday 19 December

Grand Committee legislation: Arbitration Bill - second reading in Grand Committee (1pm)

Oral question: Plans to revive the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022 – Lord Balfe (2:50pm)

Legislation: Data Protection and Digital Information Bill - Second Reading (from 3:10pm)

Grand Committee orders and regulations: Draft Trade Union (Deduction of Union Subscriptions from Wages in the Public Sector) Regulations 2023

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