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The Week in Westminste­r


Tuesday, Sept 14 Commons: Oral questions: Justice (including Topical Questions). Ten Minute Rule Motion: Nondisclos­ure agreements. Motion: Considerat­ion of a Business of the House Motion. Legislatio­n: Health and Social Care Levy Bill: All Stages. Adjournmen­t: Test centre in Scunthorpe.

Westminste­r Hall: Debates on: Black Maternal Health Week; Reducing fire risk in high rise social housing; Role of shipping emissions in decarbonis­ing the UK; Real fur sales in the UK. Lords: Oral questions: Plans for mountain guiding profession­als and other touring service providers to not require visas or work permits for travel to EU countries, similar to arrangemen­ts for UK musicians and performers; Commonweal­th Fund Mirror report “Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly”, published on Aug 4, and the drop of the UK NHS from first to fourth place in their rankings of country’s health care systems; Ensuring long-term, ring-fenced funding is available for supported housing; Ensuring long-term, ring-fenced funding is available for supported housing; Level of cancellati­ons of influenza vaccinatio­ns and routine blood tests. Legislatio­n: Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill (HL), 3rd Reading; Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, 2nd Reading.

Wednesday, Sept 15 Commons:

Oral questions: Wales. At noon, questions to the Prime Minister. Ten Minute Rule Motion: Abuse of public-facing workers (Offences). Opposition Day Debate: Opposition Day (5th allotted day). There will be a debate on a motion in the name of the official opposition, subject tba. Adjournmen­t: Demutualis­ation of Liverpool Victoria. Westminste­r Hall: Debates on: Back British Farming Day and the future of domestic agricultur­e; Opportunit­ies for geothermal energy extraction; Merthyr Tydfil city status; Government’s Levelling up agenda.

Lords: Oral questions: Resumption of visits in NHS hospitals; Impact of a successful takeover of Meggit by Parkerhann­ifin on the UK’S sovereign defence capability; Plans to reform council tax; Supporting individual­s and groups working on Official Developmen­t Assistance funded projects on gender and women’s rights in Afghanista­n. Legislatio­n: Monken Hadley Common Bill, 2nd Reading; Environmen­t Bill, Report Stage (Day 4).

Thursday, Sept 16 Commons:

Oral questions: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (including Topical Questions); Attorney General. Business Statement and Business Questions to the Leader of the House. Backbench Business: General debate on the role and the response of the devolved administra­tions to COP26; General Debate on proposed reforms to the criminal justice system to better respond to families bereaved by Public Disasters. Adjournmen­t: Future of Chatham docks.

Westminste­r Hall: Debates on: The UK’S maritime sector; The Implementa­tion of the recommenda­tions of the Timpson

Review of School Exclusion. Lords: Oral questions: Preservati­on of Britain’s historic counties; Ensuring leaseholde­rs do not bear the costs of repairing building and fire safety defects for which they are not responsibl­e; Government protocol for working constructi­vely with the devolved administra­tions; Preparing businesses for the introducti­on of new checks and controls on imports into GB from the EU on Oct 1, 2021 and Jan 1, 2022; Grace period on imports from the EU to the UK; Operating of the Protocol on Ireland/northern Ireland on power sharing in Northern Ireland and the Belfast/good Friday Agreement. Debates on: Role of behaviour change in helping the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, as set out in the report by the Climate Change Committee “Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament, published on 26 June 2020”; and of the case for a public engagement strategy; Intergener­ational impact of proposed changes to social care funding; Intergener­ational impact of proposed changes to social care funding; Enhancing the quality of government through the introducti­on of training in core leadership skills for ministers and senior civil servants. Motion: Safeguardi­ng (Code of Practice) Measure - motion to direct that the measure to be presented for Royal Assent.

Friday, Sept 17 Commons: The House of Commons is not sitting and will next sit on Sept 20, 2021. Lords: The House of Lords is in recess and will next sit on Oct 11,

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