Political News W/C 13th November

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 13 November 

Debate on the Address (from 3:30pm) 

Tuesday 14 November 

Treasury Questions (11:30am) 

Debate on the Address (from 12:30pm) 

Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee: The draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Revised Guidance) Regulations 2023. Location: Room 11, Palace of Westminster (2:30pm) 

International Development Committee: Humanitarian situation in Gaza. Witnesses: Sam Rose, Director of Planning at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); Yasmine Ahmed, UK Director at Human Rights Watch; Melanie Ward, Chief Executive at Medical Aid for Palestinians. Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (2:30pm) 

Wednesday 15 November 

Women and Equalities Committee: The escalation of violence against women and girls. Witnesses: Ellen Miller, Interim Chief Executive at Refuge; Sophie Francis-Cansfield, Head of External Affairs at Women's Aid; Baroness Newlove of Warrington, Victims' Commissioner; Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner; Claire Waxman OBE, Victims' Commissioner for London. Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster (10:30am) 

Prime Minister’s Questions (12pm) 

Debate on the Address. Theme: Reducing violent crime and raising confidence in policing and the criminal justice system (from 12:30pm) 

Deadline for Justice Questions (on Tuesday 21 November) 

Thursday 16 November 

Business Questions (from 10:30am) 

Debate on the Address (from 11:30am) 

Adjournment debate: Court transcript costs (est. 5pm) 

Deadlines for Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday 22 November), Cabinet Office Questions (on Thursday 23 November) 

House of Peers 

Monday 13 November 

Debate on the Address (from 3:10pm) 

Tuesday 14 November 

Oral Question: Provisions made to reduce the number of autistic people confined to inpatient care in mental health hospitals – Lord Touhig (2:50pm) 

Debate on the Address (from 3:10pm) 

Wednesday 15 November 

Debate on the Address (from 3:40pm) 

Thursday 16 November 

The House will not be sitting 

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