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The Week in Westminste­r


Tuesday, June 15 Commons: Oral questions: Foreign, Commonweal­th and Developmen­t Office (including Topical Questions). Ministeria­l Statement: Report of the Daniel Morgan Independen­t Panel. Opposition Day Debates: Subjects tba. Adjournmen­t: Kenly wind farm.

Westminste­r Hall: Debates on: Levelling up agenda; New Airedale Hospital; COVID-19 and loneliness. Lords: Oral questions: Ensuring children with 22q11 deletion syndrome, and other genetic conditions, receive specialist support to address and prevent any loss of learning, or social skills, due to the disruption of their education during the COVID-19 pandemic; Encouragin­g more private landlords to allow responsibl­e tenants to keep pets in their rented properties; Support provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to members of the armed forces in their transition to civilian life; Discussion­s with representa­tives of the internatio­nal travel industry about the impact of the action being taken by the Competitio­n and Markets Authority against BA and Ryanair regarding refunds for customers. Statement: Deteriorat­ing situation in Ethiopia. Statement: COVID-19 update. Legislatio­n: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill (HL), 2nd Reading.

Wednesday, June 16 Commons:

Oral questions: Northern Ireland. At noon, questions to the Prime Minister. Presentati­on of Bill: Presentati­on of Ballot Bills. Legislatio­n: The Rating (Coronaviru­s) and Directors Disqualifi­cation (Dissolved Companies) Bill: 2nd Reading. Adjournmen­t: Safety of antiloiter­ing devices.

Westminste­r Hall: Debates on: Transport decarbonis­ation plan; Reforming the Mental Health Act White Paper; Children and young people’s mental health; Future of the European Union Settlement Scheme; A68 and road connectivi­ty from Teesside to Scotland.

Lords: Oral questions: Sustainabi­lity of the fishing industry in the UK; Security needs of public representa­tives in relation to the regulation of online abuse; Ensuring young people have access to education and training focussed on the skills and knowledge employers require; Report by Amnesty Internatio­nal “Like We Were Enemies in a War”; China’s Mass Internment, Torture, and Persecutio­n of Muslims in Xinjiang. Legislatio­n: Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill (HL), 2nd Reading.

Thursday, June 17 Commons: Oral questions: Environmen­t, Food and Rural Affairs (including Topical Questions); Church Commission­ers and House of Commons Commission and Parliament­ary Works Sponsor Body and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission. Business Statement and Business Questions to the Leader of the House. Select Committee Statement: Statement on the First Reporting of the Housing, Communitie­s and Local Government Committee, Future of the Planning System in England, HC 38. Backbench Business: Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; UK’S preventing sexual violence in conflict initiative and the G7. Adjournmen­t: Findings of The Lancet’s 2021 series on miscarriag­e.

Westminste­r Hall: Debates on: Value of Vitamin D as a defence against COVID-19; Performanc­e of Royal Mail.

Lords: Oral questions: Public support for proposed planning process changes for new housing developmen­ts; Permitting local council meetings to take place in a hybrid form, with some members participat­ing physically and others remotely; When testing for COVID-19 was offered as a matter of policy to those leaving hospitals and going to care homes. Debate: Case for the urgent levelling up of opportunit­ies available to UK children which have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with regard to (a) education and skills, (b) health, (c) inequality, and (d) the eliminatio­n of child poverty.

Friday, June 18 Commons and Lords: Not sitting and will next sit on June 21, 2021.

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