Houses of Parliament Schedule by Type


Adjournment Debates

An adjournment debate is a half hour debate, on a topic tabled by a backbench MP, that occurs at the conclusion of the Parliamentary Day on Monday through Thursday. No vote is taken at the conclusion of the debate.

In short

Adjournment debates provide backbench MPs with an opportunity to raise an item of interest directly with a Government Minister, and receive a response from the Government on that issue.

The topic for Monday to Wednesday is chosen by ballot, the Thursday debate topic is selected by the Speaker.

The adjournment debate is proposed by a backbench MP, who opens the debate on the tabled issue. Other members may only speak with the permission of both the tabling MP, and the Minister responding. Opposition frontbenchers may not intervene or make speeches.

The debate is concluded by a speech from the Government Minister. No vote is taken at the conclusion of the debate.

Tuesday 17th May 2022 - 7 p.m.
Child maintenance arrears
Tabled By: Kieran Mullan (Conservative - Crewe and Nantwich)
Wednesday 18th May 2022 - 7 p.m.
Contribution of UK songwriters and composers to culture and the economy
Tabled By: Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)
Thursday 19th May 2022 - 5 p.m.
East Suffolk and Wherry railway lines
Tabled By: Peter Aldous (Conservative - Waveney)
Monday 23rd May 2022 - 10 p.m.
Operation of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953
Tabled By: Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour - South Shields)

Backbench Business Debates

The Backbench Business Committee is allocated 35 days each sitting for debates of the Committee's choice. Typically two debate topics are chosen for each day used.

In short

Backbench MPs may propose debate topics and motions to the Backbench Business Committee, who hold weekly public sittings with applicants to assess the merit of their proposed debate. Backbenchers are encouraged to to have cross-party support for their application.

Debates may be on topics of general interest or following Select Committee activity.

The debate is opened by the backbench MP in whose name the motion was tabled, and concludes with speeches from Shadow and Government Ministers. Debates may conclude with a vote on the motion.

However, it must be understood that Parliament has no authority to compel the Government to act, legislate or direct the performance of statutory functions. The passage of a successful resolution may lead to an official response from the Government, but the Government are under no obligation to comply with resolutions of the House.

There no Backbench Business debates currently scheduled

Commons Oral Questions

On Monday - Thursday, the first event of the day is for a Government Department attend the Dispatch Box and face oral and topical questions from Shadow Ministers and backbench MPs.

The Prime Minister holds Questions each Wednesday at 12:00, which is typically the most well attended event in the House.

In short

A rota of Government departments is published around a month in advance, that ensures each Department will attend a question time at some point in the near future.

Members who wish to ask oral questions, are permitted to table one oral question for each occasion, which must be given at least 3 days in advance. Members who have a registered interest in the topic must indicate this in advance.

As the number of members who wish to ask questions greatly exceeds the time available, a random ballot is held to determine the order in which the questions appear on the Order Paper.

During the session, members do not recite the question, rather they refer to the question number on the Order Paper, i.e 'Question 5, Mr. Speaker.'

After the Minister has responded to the oral question, members are entitled to follow up supplementary question.

For Prime Minister's Question Time, a standard oral question 'if he will list his/her engagements for the day' is used, with all other questions being supplementary.

Shadow Cabinet and frontbench spokesmen are entitled to a set number of supplementary questions during Questions

The last 15 minutes of each Question session is usually set aside for Topical Questions. These follow the same format of PMQ's, with a standard opening question, all other questions being supplementary and not tabled in advance.

Thursday 26th May 2022
Attorney General
Thursday 23rd June 2022
Church Commissioners and House of Commons Commission and Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission
Thursday 7th July 2022
Attorney General

Tuesday 17th May - 11:30 a.m.

HM Treasury

First 5 Oral Questions
Felicity Buchan (Conservative - Kensington)
What steps his Department is taking to encourage levelling up across the UK.
Ben Bradley (Conservative - Mansfield)
What steps his Department is taking to encourage levelling up across the UK.
Giles Watling (Conservative - Clacton)
What steps he is taking to encourage cryptocurrency companies to operate in the UK.
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative - Thirsk and Malton)
What steps his Department is taking to tackle economic crime.
John Penrose (Conservative - Weston-super-Mare)
What assessment he has made of the effects of high marginal deduction rates on work incentives for people who are (a) key workers, (b) on below average incomes and (c) on above average incomes.

Wednesday 18th May - 11:30 a.m.

Scotland Office

First 5 Oral Questions
James Davies (Conservative - Vale of Clwyd)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the impact of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund on regional inequality in Scotland.
Sally-Ann Hart (Conservative - Hastings and Rye)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on future defence policy and the role of the armed forces in Scotland.
Saqib Bhatti (Conservative - Meriden)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the Government's Energy Security Strategy on Scotland.
Robin Millar (Conservative - Aberconwy)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving Union connectivity.
Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on tackling rises in the cost of living.

Wednesday 18th May - noon

Prime Minister
First 5 Oral Questions
Rachel Hopkins (Labour - Luton South)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 18 May.
Steve McCabe (Labour - Birmingham, Selly Oak)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 18 May.
Elliot Colburn (Conservative - Carshalton and Wallington)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 18 May.
Katherine Fletcher (Conservative - South Ribble)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 18 May.
Luke Evans (Conservative - Bosworth)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 18 May.

Thursday 19th May - 9:30 a.m.

Department for Transport

First 5 Oral Questions
Christian Matheson (Labour - City of Chester)
What plans he has to implement the Union Connectivity Review's recommendations on rail transport.
John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential safety implications of roster patterns worked by seafarers employed on P&O Ferries’ vessels.
Mark Eastwood (Conservative - Dewsbury)
What steps he is taking to improve local transport services.
Robbie Moore (Conservative - Keighley)
What steps his Department is taking to build more footbridges.
Danny Kruger (Conservative - Devizes)
What steps he is taking to improve local transport services.
Monday 23rd May 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Education
Tuesday 24th May 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 25th May 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Wales Office
Wednesday 25th May 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 26th May 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Monday 6th June 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 7th June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 8th June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Women and Equalities (including Topical Questions)
Wednesday 8th June 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 9th June 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Cabinet Office
Monday 13th June 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 14th June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Department of Health and Social Care
Wednesday 15th June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
COP26 (including Topical Questions)
Wednesday 15th June 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 16th June 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for International Trade
Monday 20th June 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Home Office
Tuesday 21st June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Northern Ireland Office
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 23rd June 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Monday 27th June 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Tuesday 28th June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
HM Treasury
Wednesday 29th June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Scotland Office
Wednesday 29th June 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 30th June 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Department for Transport
Monday 4th July 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Education
Tuesday 5th July 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 6th July 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Wales Office
Wednesday 6th July 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 7th July 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Monday 11th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 12th July 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 13th July 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 14th July 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Cabinet Office

Lords Oral Questions

On Monday - Thursday, the House of Lords holds a 30 minute Oral Questions session, with up to four questions being tabled for Government repsonse.

The first three questions can be tabled up to a month in advance, and the fourth 'topical' question is selected by Ballot.

In short

No Lord may have more than one question scheduled in the Lords at any one time, and may only ask four oral questions during the course of a Parliament.

As in the Commons, supplementary questions may be asked once the answer to the oral question has been given.

Tuesday 17th May 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Human rights situation in Indian-administered Kashmir
Tabled By: Lord Hussain (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Tuesday 17th May 2022
Impact of climate change on food security and biodiversity loss
Tabled By: Baroness Boycott (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 17th May 2022
Effectiveness of the social security system in the context of the rising cost of living
Tabled By: Baroness Sherlock (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 17th May 2022
Claims by the gambling industry that proposed government gambling reforms will reduce tax revenues
Tabled By: Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 18th May 2022 - 3 p.m.
Reforming the current system of appointments to the House of Lords
Tabled By: Lord Grocott (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Supporting the heritage steam sector in the light of the current interruption to coal supplies
Tabled By: Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Impact on artists and organisations which tour in their own vehicles, following the government's announcement regarding “dual registration” for specialist touring hauliers
Tabled By: Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Coroner’s ruling on patient deaths at St George’s Hospital which found that deaths were “unnecessary” and the result of “inadequate” NHS-led investigations
Tabled By: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 19th May 2022
Regulating loot boxes as a form of online gambling
Tabled By: Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 19th May 2022 - 11 a.m.
Metrics used to inform the government's annual Levelling Up report
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of London (Bishops - Bishops)
Thursday 19th May 2022
Report by Civitas International Health Care Outcomes Index that ranked the UK healthcare system 18th in a league table of 19 comparable countries
Tabled By: Baroness Merron (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 19th May 2022
Decision by the government of India to ban the export of cereals from that country on inflation and the cost of living in the UK
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops - Bishops)
Monday 23rd May 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Ensuring senior citizens avail themselves of means-tested benefits and allowances
Tabled By: Lord Dodds of Duncairn (Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer)
Monday 23rd May 2022
Support for sufferers of long Covid
Tabled By: Earl of Clancarty (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Monday 23rd May 2022
Addressing capacity issues in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Tabled By: Baroness Morgan of Drefelin (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 23rd May 2022
Expected peak of inflation as measured by the consumer price index
Tabled By: Lord Howarth of Newport (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 24th May 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Implications of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on comprehensive sickness insurance in case C 247/20 VI
Tabled By: Baroness Ludford (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Tuesday 24th May 2022
Establishing a zoonoses research centre, following the Prime Minister’s address to the UN General Assembly
Tabled By: Lord Trees (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 24th May 2022
Improving the safeguarding of young children against abuse and death caused by adult members of their household
Tabled By: Lord Laming (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 25th May 2022 - 3 p.m.
Helping consumers with rising energy bills and the increased costs of living
Tabled By: Lord Allen of Kensington (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Developing the new IT systems required to implement the planned border checks on imported goods
Tabled By: Baroness Randerson (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Why the recent Sugar Reduction Programme, which challenged businesses to reduce the amount of sugar in food, did not include bread
Tabled By: Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 26th May 2022 - 11 a.m.
Improving cancer outcomes for children
Tabled By: Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 26th May 2022
Increasing the number of social homes for rent
Tabled By: Lord Shipley (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 26th May 2022
Settlement terms between the government of Russia and the government of Ukraine regarding the current conflict
Tabled By: Lord Campbell-Savours (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 6th June 2022
Adherence of schools to Chapter 2 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 when implementing biometric technologies
Tabled By: Lord Scriven (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 6th June 2022
Review by the Church of England making the case for a child poverty strategy
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of Durham (Bishops - Bishops)
Monday 6th June 2022
New government international development strategy
Tabled By: Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 6th June 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Helping those who are most dependent on their car as a mode of transport through supporting access to electric vehicles
Tabled By: Baroness Worthington (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 7th June 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
International conference on Ukraine
Tabled By: Lord Cormack (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 7th June 2022
Addressing the reported shortage of NHS dentists
Tabled By: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 7th June 2022
Causes of food insecurity in England
Tabled By: Lord Wood of Anfield (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 8th June 2022
Providing specialist support for domestic abuse victims facing multiple disadvantage
Tabled By: Baroness Thornton (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 8th June 2022
Preparing farmers for the removal of direct support over the next decade and equipping them with the skills required to adapt to a competitive trading environment
Tabled By: Lord Curry of Kirkharle (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 8th June 2022 - 3 p.m.
Prime Minister's next meeting with the First Ministers the devolved governments and the agenda
Tabled By: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 9th June 2022 - 11 a.m.
Estimate of the workload levels in the Probation Services and Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services
Tabled By: Baroness Blower (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 9th June 2022
Ensuring that male victims of crimes are supported
Tabled By: Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 9th June 2022
Lessons learned from the Green Homes Grant and plans to introduce a national strategy for retrofitting buildings
Tabled By: Baroness Blackstone (Labour Independent - Life peer)
Monday 13th June 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Banning Bain & Co from securing further public sector contacts
Tabled By: Lord Hain (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 13th June 2022
Effects on food security of allowing corporations to purchase arable land to offset their carbon emissions
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops - Bishops)
Monday 13th June 2022
Number of households in fuel poverty
Tabled By: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 13th June 2022
Number of occasions legislative consent has been rejected by the devolved legislatures since December 2019
Tabled By: Baroness Wilcox of Newport (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 14th June 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Right to one week’s unpaid leave for those with caring responsibilities
Tabled By: Baroness Pitkeathley (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 14th June 2022
Ban on the import and sale of fur
Tabled By: Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green Party - Life peer)
Tuesday 14th June 2022
Number of electors who vote more than once in an election because they are registered at two separate addresses
Tabled By: Baroness Featherstone (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)

Ten Minute Bills

Ten Minute Bills are an opportunity for backbenchers to give a 10 minute speech as the First Reading for a proposed Bill.

They are scheduled for immediately after Question Time to give the largest possible attendence.

In short

The first reading of a Bill marks the formal introduction of a bill before the house (though a detailed text is not required). Typically, this is a brief formality without any speeches being made.

However, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, backbench MPs are allocated 10 minutes to make a speech outlining the reasons for their proposed legislation. The relevant Minister is expected to be present.

This event typically occurs immediately after Questions, to ensure as great an audience as possible.

However, Ten Minute Bill's no not receive any legislative priority, and are unlikely to become enacted into law as primary legislation.

There no Ten Minute Bills currently scheduled

Westminster Hall Debates

Westminster Hall is a forum for Parliamentary debates to occur outside the Main Chamber.

As with Adjournment Debates, issues are tabled by backbench MPs, and a Government Minister will respond without a vote being taken.

In short

Monday - A 3 hour debate begins at 4.30pm, and relating to Petitions or e-Petitions.

Tuesday and Wednesday - Debates occur throughout the day, and are selected by Ballot

Thursday - A 3 hour debate determined by the Backbench Business Committee or Liason Committee

The Westminster Hall debates are Chaired by members of the Panel of Chairs (a group of experienced MPs), rather than the Speaker or a Deputy Speaker.

Thursday 19th May 2022
Monday 23rd May 2022

Opposition Day Debates

Opposition Days are 20 designated days each session, where Opposition parties (rather than the Government) can table a motion for debate.

In short

Opposition Days typically consist of two debates selected by either the Official Opposition (17 days allocated) or minor parties (3 days allocated).

Opposition Day debates are usually led by a motion expressing criticism of the Government on a particular topic, to which the Government tables an amendment expressing support of the Government.

However, it must be understood that Parliament has no authority to compel the Government to act, legislate or direct the performance of statutory functions. The passage of a successful resolution may lead to an official response from the Government, but the Government are under no obligation to comply with resolutions of the House.

Since 2017, the Government has taken the position of abstention from voting on Opposition Day debates, so as to prevent MPs being recorded as officially objecting to politically popular motions.

There no Opposition Day debates currently scheduled

Secondary Legislation Debates

Secondary (or Delegated) Legislation under the affirmative procedure requires Parliamentary approval before it can be made (enacted) into law.

This requirement for approval is frequently discharged by a Delegated Legislation Committee, who consider the legislation and vote to approve it.

In short

Certain secondary legislation requires the assessment and approval of Parliament, which is performed by Delegated Legislation Committees.

For more details on this complex topic, read our glossary article: Secondary Legislation

Tuesday 17th May 2022
Wednesday 18th May 2022

Commons Select Committee Meetings

Select Committees are groups of backbench MPs tasked with oversight of the Government Departments, or areas of constitutional concern.

In short

Select Committees typically undertake a programme of inquiries through the duration of a Parliament. Committees hold regular public evidence sessions with Ministers and senior Civil Servants to scrutinise each Department, or members of the public relevant to a particular inquiry.

Inquiries typically conclude with the publication of a report, to which the Government may publish a response.

Tuesday 17th May 2022
    9:30 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Sustainability of local journalism
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Owen Meredith - Chief Executive at News Media Association
      David Powell - Chair at Local TV Network
      Martin Steers - Co-Founder at UK Community Radio Network
      At 11.00am: Oral evidence
      Adam Cantwell-Corn - Co-Founder at The Bristol Cable
      Jonathan Heawood - Executive Director at Public Interest News Foundation
      Michelle Stanistreet - General Secretary at National Union of Journalists


    9:30 a.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
      Education Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The future of post-16 qualifications
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Jane Gratton - Head of People Policy at British Chambers of Commerce
      Lisa Silcock - Interim Group HR Manager at Naylor Industries PLC
      Chris Pont - Founder and Chair at IJYI Ltd
      Peter Cadwallader - Managing Director at The Port Hotel
      Andy Webb - Managing Director at Skysmart
      Matthew McCarrick - Director at McCarrick Construction Ltd
      Steven Kearney - Director at SKARCHITECTS


    9:45 a.m. - The Macmillan Room, Portcullis House
      Health and Social Care Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The impact of body image on mental and physical health
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Charles King, lived experience witness
      At 10.15am: Oral evidence
      Tam Fry - Chairman at National Obesity Forum
      Dr Angela Meadows - Lecturer, Department of Psychology at University of Essex
      Helen James - Founder at Nutriri
      At 11.00am: Oral evidence
      Gillian Keegan MP - Minister for Care and Mental Health at Department of Health and Social Care
      Zoe Seager - Deputy Director of Mental Health Policy and Operations at Department of Health and Social Care


    9:45 a.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Help to Grow Scheme
      At 11.15am: Oral evidence
      Dr Anna Valero - Senior Policy Fellow at Centre for Economic Performance (London School of Economics)
      Neil Ross - Associate Director, Policy at techUK
      Tina McKenzie - Policy & Advocacy Chair at Federation of Small Businesses
      Adam Harper - Director of Professional Standards at Association of Accounting Technicians


    2 p.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
      Defence Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: National Shipbuilding Strategy Refresh
      At 2.45pm: Oral evidence
      Sir John Parker GBE FREng
      Ian Waddell - General Secretary at The Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU)
      Richard Powell OBE - Chair, Maritime Defence and Security Group Council at Society of Maritime Industries (SMI)


    2 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Justice Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The work of the Criminal Justice Inspectorates
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Andrew Cayley CMG QC - HM Chief Inspector at HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate
      Andy Cooke QPM DL - HM Chief Inspector at HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services
      Justin Russell - HM Chief Inspector at HM Inspectorate of Probation
      Charlie Taylor - HM Chief Inspector at HM Inspectorate of Prisons


Wednesday 18th May 2022
    9 a.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
      Work and Pensions Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Universal Credit and Managed Migration
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Dominic Milne - Parliamentary Co-Chair Legal Rights Officer at Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
      Rebecca Rennison - Principal Policy Manager for welfare policy at Citizens Advice
      Fran Bennett - Associate Fellow, Dept of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford and policy adviser at Women's Budget Group
      Sophie Corlett - Director of External Relations at MIND


    9:20 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Science and Technology Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Diversity and inclusion in STEM
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Dr Claire Crawford - Research Fellow at Institute for Fiscal Studies
      Professor Dame Athene Donald - Master of Churchill College and Professor Emerita of Experimental Physics at University of Cambridge
      Dr Jasper Green - Her Majesty's Inspector, Schools and Subject Lead, Science at Ofsted Curriculum Unit
      At 10.15am: Oral evidence
      Clare Hayes - Deputy Head at Hyndland Secondary School
      Jane Lunnon - Head at Alleyn's School
      Mark Turner - Headteacher at Skipton High School for Girls
      At 11.00am: Oral evidence
      Rachel Youngman - Deputy Chief Executive at Institute of Physics
      Professor Ulrike Tillmann - President at London Mathematical Society


    9:30 a.m. - Room 16, Palace of Westminster
      Transport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: National bus strategy: one year on
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Councillor Tony Page - Deputy Leader at Reading Borough Council
      Councillor Steven Broadbent - Cabinet Member for Transport at Buckinghamshire Council
      Peter Bond - Director of Integrated Network Services at Transport for the West Midlands
      At 10.30am: Oral evidence
      Peter Hardy - Technical Director at Integrated Transport Planning
      Councillor David Renard - Chair of the Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board at Local Government Association
      Linda McCord - Senior Stakeholder Manager at Transport Focus


    9:30 a.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Home Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Drugs
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Professor Ornella Corazza - Professor of Addiction Science at Hertfordshire University
      Professor Jo Neill - Professor of Psychopharmacology, Manchester Pharmacy School at Manchester University
      Professor David Nutt - Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London
      Professor Stuart Reece - Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Western Australia
      At 11.00am: Oral evidence
      Dr Owen Bowden-Jones - Chair at Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
      Dr Emily Finch - Co-chair of the Recovery Committee at Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
      Professor Roger Knaggs - Chair of the Technical Committee at Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs


    9:30 a.m. - The Macmillan Room, Portcullis House
      International Trade Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: UK trade negotiations: Agreement with New Zealand
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Professor Andrew Lang - Chair in International Law and Global Governance at The University of Edinburgh
      Lucy Monks - Head of International Affairs at Federation of Small Businesses
      Catherine Brims - International Policy Adviser at The Law Society
      Chris Southworth - Secretary General at International Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom
      At 11.00am: Oral evidence
      David Henig - UK Director at European Centre for International Political Economy
      Tim Hiscock - British Exporters’ Association and Export Development & International Trade Advisor at Strong and Herd LLP
      Jack Semple - Alliance Secretary at Engineering and Machinery Alliance


    1:45 p.m. - Room 5, Palace of Westminster
      European Scrutiny Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Retained EU Law: Where next?
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Professor Jo Hunt - Professor in Law at Cardiff University School of Law and Politics
      Professor Adelyn Wilson - Dean for International Stakeholder Engagement at Aberdeen University
      Dr Robert Taylor - Senior Lecturer in UK Public Law at Aberdeen University
      Professor Christopher McCrudden - Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law at School of Law, Queen's University Belfast


    2 p.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
      Health and Social Care Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The future of General Practice
      At 2.15pm: Oral evidence
      Dr Pauline Grant - General Practitioner at Cheviot Road Surgery
      Dr Jacob Lee - General Practitioner at Horfield Health Centre
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Professor Steinar Hunskår - Professor of Primary Care at University of Bergen
      Dr Rebecca Rosen - Senior Fellow at Nuffield Trust
      Dr Kate Sidaway-Lee - Research Fellow at St Leonard's Medical Practice


    2 p.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      International Development Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Future of UK aid
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP - Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
      Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE - Permanent Under-Secretary at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
      Nick Dyer - Director General - Humanitarian and Development at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


    2 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Racial harassment and discrimination in higher education (one-off session)
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Dr Arun Verma - Head of Race Equality Charter at Advance HE
      Larissa Kennedy - President at National Union of Students
      Prof David Richardson - Vice Chancellor at University of East Anglia
      Prof Nicola Rollock - Professor of Social Policy and Race at King's College London


    2 p.m. - Room 6, Palace of Westminster
      Environmental Audit Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Net zero aviation and shipping
      At 2.15pm: Oral evidence
      Emma Gilthorpe - CEO at Jet Zero Council
      Sophie Lane - Chief Relationships Officer at Aerospace Technology Institute
      At 3.15pm: Oral evidence
      Robert Courts MP - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Transport
      Eamonn Beirne - Deputy Director: Maritime Environment, Technology and International at Department for Transport
      Holly Greig - Deputy Director: Aviation Decarbonisation Division at Department for Transport
      Lee Rowley MP - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Industry) at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
      Paul Griffiths - Head of Aerospace Team at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Thursday 19th May 2022
    9:30 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Sarah Healey - Permanent Secretary at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      Susannah Storey - Director General, Digital and Media at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      Gemma Brough - Deputy Director, Public Bodies, Appointments, Honours & Awards at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      At 10.20am: Oral evidence
      Rt Hon Nadine Dorries MP - Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      Sarah Healey - Permanent Secretary at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport


Sunday 22nd May 2022
Monday 23rd May 2022
    3:45 p.m. - Hybrid meeting
      International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact - Oral evidence
      Subject: ICAI’s review on tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Tarek Rouchdy - Commissioner at Independent Commission for Aid Impact
      Stephen Blakeley - Team Leader, ICAI Tackling fraud in UK aid through multilateral organisations review at Independent Commission for Aid Impact
      At 4.45pm: Oral evidence
      Christian Rogg - Director for Development and Parliament Directorate at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
      Tim Jones - Finance Director at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


Tuesday 24th May 2022
    9:30 a.m. - Hybrid meeting
      Education Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The Government’s SEND Review
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Ali Fiddy - Chief Executive at Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
      Imogen Jolley - Head of Public Law at Simpson Millar


Wednesday 25th May 2022
    9 a.m. - Hybrid meeting
      Welsh Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Wales as a global tourist destination
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Graeme Farrow - Artistic and Creative Director at Wales Millennium Centre
      Louise Miles-Payne - Director, Creu Cymru and Board Member at UK Theatre
      Fiona Stewart - Managing Director at Green Man Festival
      At 10.30am: Oral evidence
      Mike Killingley - Head of Communications at Welsh Rugby Union
      Mark Williams - Stadium Manager at Principality Stadium
      Matthew Williams - Policy and Communications Manager at Welsh Sports Association


Monday 6th June 2022
Tuesday 7th June 2022
Wednesday 8th June 2022
Thursday 9th June 2022
Monday 13th June 2022
Tuesday 14th June 2022
Tuesday 5th July 2022

Lords Select Committee Meetings

Select Committees are groups of Lordstasked with oversight of the Government Departments, or areas of constitutional concern.

In short

Select Committees typically undertake a programme of inquiries through the duration of a Parliament. Committees hold regular public evidence sessions with Ministers and senior Civil Servants to scrutinise each Department, or members of the public relevant to a particular inquiry.

Inquiries typically conclude with the publication of a report, to which the Government may publish a response.

Tuesday 17th May 2022
    9:45 a.m. - Room 4, Palace of Westminster
    3 p.m. - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 18th May 2022
    10 a.m. - Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
      Constitution Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Annual evidence session with the Lord Chief Justice
      At 10.15am: Oral evidence
      The Rt Hon the Lord Burnett of Maldon - Lord Chief Justice and Head at Judiciary of England and Wales, and President at Courts of England and Wales


    10:30 a.m. - Room 4, Palace of Westminster
      International Relations and Defence Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality
      At 10.30am: Oral evidence
      Professor Tracey German - Professor in Conflict and Security at King's College London
      Meia Nouwens - Senior Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernisation at International Institute for Strategic Studies
      At 11.30am: Oral evidence
      Dr Jennifer Cole - Lecturer in Global and Planetary Health at Royal Holloway University of London, and Associate Fellow at RUSI
      Professor Catherine Kennedy-Pipe - Professor of International Relations and International Security at University of Loughborough


Thursday 19th May 2022
Monday 23rd May 2022
Tuesday 24th May 2022
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Thursday 26th May 2022
Monday 6th June 2022
Tuesday 7th June 2022
Wednesday 8th June 2022
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Tuesday 21st June 2022
Monday 11th July 2022
Wednesday 20th July 2022

Joint Committee Meetings

Joint Committees comprise members of both the House of Commons, and the House of Lords

In short

Select Committees typically undertake a programme of inquiries through the duration of a Parliament. Committees hold regular public evidence sessions with Ministers and senior Civil Servants to scrutinise each Department, or members of the public relevant to a particular inquiry.

Inquiries typically conclude with the publication of a report, to which the Government may publish a response.

Tuesday 17th May 2022
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Monday 23rd May 2022
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Wednesday 8th June 2022

General Committee Meetings

General Committees typically meet to consider legislation currently at the Committee Stages.

There are no General Committee meetings currently scheduled

Grand Committee Meetings

Grand Committees in the House of Lords consider legislation outside the main chamber, for which there will be no contested divisions.

Grand Committees in the House of Commons debate issues or legislation relating to a devolved administrative region of the United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland).

There are no Grand Committee meetings currently scheduled

Government Bill Debate Schedule

Government Bills currently scheduled for debate before Parliament.

In short

For more information on Bill Process and Government Bills, read our glossary articles: Process of a Bill and Government Bills

Monday 23rd May 2022
2nd reading (Commons) - Public Order Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Lords) - Schools Bill [HL] 2022-23
Tuesday 24th May 2022
2nd reading (Lords) - Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [HL] 2022-23
2nd reading (Lords) - UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] 2022-23
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Report stage (Commons) - Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Lords) - Procurement Bill [HL] 2022-23

Private Members Bill Debate Schedule

Dates have been set for the following Private Members Bill debates

In short

Private Members Bills are proposed items of legislation tabled by backbench MPs. Only around 7 will become law each Session, and most will not progress beyond the initial stages.

For more information, read our glossary articles: Process of a Bill and Private Members Bills

There are no Private Members' Bill debates currently scheduled