House of Commons Schedule by Type

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Adjournment Debates (5)Backbench Business Debates (3)Departmental Questions (14)Opposition Day Debates (3)Westminster Hall Debates (0)Ten Minute Bills (6)Select Committee Meetings (50)Secondary Legislation (4)Government Bills (12)Private Members Bills (2)

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Adjournment Debates

Adjournment debates are 30 minute debates at the conclusion of Parliamentary days Monday - Thurday.

A backbencher raises a topic of their choosing and the relevant Minister responds. There is no vote taken at the conclusion of the debate.

Monday 25th January 2021 - 10 p.m.
Support for limited company directors during the covid-19 outbreak
Tabled By: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 7 p.m.
Detention of Anoosheh Ashoori in Iran
Tabled By: Janet Daby (Labour - Lewisham East)
Wednesday 27th January 2021 - 7 p.m.
Support for golf tourism
Tabled By: Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat - North East Fife)
Thursday 28th January 2021 - 5 p.m.
Extension of driving theory test certificates during the covid-19 outbreak
Tabled By: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
Monday 1st February 2021 - 10 p.m.
Cultural centres and sporting facilities in North West Durham
Tabled By: Richard Holden (Conservative - North West Durham)

Backbench Business Debates

The Backbench Business Committee is allocated 35 days of the Parliamentary Sitting for debates of the Committee's choice.

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.

Thursday 28th January 2021
Debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
Tabled By: Stephen Crabb (Conservative - Preseli Pembrokeshire)
Thursday 28th January 2021
Debate on the UN International Day of Education
Tabled By: Harriett Baldwin (Conservative - West Worcestershire)
Thursday 4th February 2021
The Towns Fund
Tabled By: Paul Bristow (Conservative - Peterborough)

Questions to Government Departments

Government Departments attend the Dispatch Box on a rota basis to face questions from Shadow Ministers and backbenchers

Oral and Topical Questions is the first scheduled event of the Parliamentary day Monday -Thursday.

Monday 25th January - 2:30 p.m.

Department for Work and Pensions

First 5 Oral Questions
Justin Madders (Labour - Ellesmere Port and Neston)
What steps her Department has taken to provide financial support to disabled people required to shield during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.
Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)
What recent representations she has received on removing the benefit cap.
Wes Streeting (Labour - Ilford North)
What recent assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on trends in the levels of child poverty.
Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)
What steps her department has taken to provide financial support to disabled people who are required to shield during the national lockdown
Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of poverty.

Tuesday 26th January - 11:30 a.m.

HM Treasury

First 5 Oral Questions
Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
What discussions he has had with representatives of the (a) retail and (b) aviation industries on the VAT Retail Export Scheme and airside extra statutory concessions.
Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
If he will ensure that people who are unable to participate in work as a result of (a) home schooling and (b) following other Government covid-19 guidance have equitable access to financial support schemes.
Carolyn Harris (Labour - Swansea East)
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing financial support to wholesale food service sector businesses affected by covid-19 restrictions.
Chris Bryant (Labour - Rhondda)
What discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Coal Authority on funding for ensuring the safety and stability of disused coal tips.
Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
What plans he has to prioritise funding for sport and wellbeing as part of a covid-19 recovery strategy.

Wednesday 27th January - 11:30 a.m.

Scotland Office

First 5 Oral Questions
Rob Roberts (Conservative - Delyn)
What assessment his Department has made of progress on the roll-out of the covid-19 vaccine in Scotland.
David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
What recent assessment his Department has made of the strength of the Union.
Duncan Baker (Conservative - North Norfolk)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for the Scottish seed potato industry.
Antony Higginbotham (Conservative - Burnley)
What assessment his Department has made of progress on the roll-out of the covid-19 vaccine in Scotland.
Gary Sambrook (Conservative - Birmingham, Northfield)
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the opportunities for Scotland arising from the signing of trade deals with other countries.

Wednesday 27th January - noon

Prime Minister's Question Time
First 5 Oral Questions
Rehman Chishti (Conservative - Gillingham and Rainham)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 27 January.
Pauline Latham (Conservative - Mid Derbyshire)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 27 January.
Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 27 January.
Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 27 January.
Peter Aldous (Conservative - Waveney)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 27 January.

Thursday 28th January - 9:30 a.m.

Department for Transport

First 5 Oral Questions
Alex Norris (Labour (Co-op) - Nottingham North)
If he will make it his policy to implement the eastern leg of phase 2b of the High Speed Two route to Leeds.
Tonia Antoniazzi (Labour - Gower)
What steps he has taken to ensure the safety of rail workers during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.
Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park)
If he will make it his policy to speed up the installation of tactile paving in all railway stations.
Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon)
What plans his Department has for the paused Oxford-Cambridge Expressway project.
Felicity Buchan (Conservative - Kensington)
What assessment he has made of the progress of the Mayor of London in putting the Transport for London budget on a sound footing.
Monday 1st February 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Wales Office
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 4th February 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 4th February 2021 - 10:10 a.m.
Attorney General
Wednesday 10th February 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday 17th February 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday 24th February 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time

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.

Tuesday 26th January 2021
Football (Regulation)
Tabled By: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Ministerial Interests (Emergency Powers)
Tabled By: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Local Welfare Assistance Provision (Review)
Tabled By: Paul Maynard (Conservative - Blackpool North and Cleveleys)
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Details to be provided
Tabled By: Theresa Villiers (Conservative - Chipping Barnet)
Tuesday 9th February 2021
Details to be provided
Tabled By: Peter Kyle (Labour - Hove)
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Essay Mills (Prohibition)
Tabled By: Chris Skidmore (Conservative - Kingswood)

Westminster Hall Debates

Westminster Hall is a forum for debates 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.


Opposition Day Debates

Opposition Days are designated days where the Opposition can table a motion for debate with a concluding vote that is non-binding on the Government.

Monday 25th January 2021
Government’s proposed increase in council tax
Government’s plans for employment rights
Monday 1st February 2021
Opposition Day (16th allotted day) There will be a Debate on a Motion in the name of the Official Opposition. Subject to be announced

Secondary Legislation Debates

The creation of Secondary (or Delegated) Legislation is a power issued to the Goverment by an Act of Parliament.

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

Monday 25th January 2021
    First Delegated Legislation Committee 4 p.m. - Room 10, Palace of Westminster
      Debate The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1654)

    Second Delegated Legislation Committee 5 p.m. - Room 14, Palace of Westminster
      Debate The Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1658)

    Third Delegated Legislation Committee 6 p.m. - Room 10, Palace of Westminster
      Debate The Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1661)
      The Organic Production (Organic Indications) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1669)


Tuesday 26th January 2021
    Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee 2:30 p.m. - Room 10, Palace of Westminster
      Debate The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 15)


Select Committee Meetings

Select Committees perform oversight of the Government and scrutiny of legislation

Monday 25th January 2021
    Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence COVID-19: Housing rough sleepers
    Jeremy Pocklington, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
    1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Treasury Committee - Oral evidence Economic crime
    Graeme Biggar, Director-General, National Economic Crime Centre, National Crime Agency
    3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee - Oral evidence Progress on devolution in England
    Lord Kerslake
    3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Tuesday 26th January 2021
    Committee on Standards - Private Meeting
    9 a.m. - noon - Virtual meeting
    Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Private Meeting
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual Meeting
    Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee - Private Meeting
    9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Virtual meeting
    Education Committee - Oral evidence Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
    Dr. Javed Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Barnardo’s
    9:30 a.m. - noon - Virtual Meeting
    Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee - Oral evidence Post-pandemic economic growth: Industrial Strategy
    Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle
    9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - Private Meeting
    10 a.m. - noon - Virtual meeting
    Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation - Oral evidence Online harms and the ethics of data
    Elizabeth Denham CBE, Information Commissioner, Information Commissioner's Office
    10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Health and Social Care Committee - Oral evidence Coronavirus: lessons learnt
    Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England
    10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Finance Committee (Commons) - Private Meeting
    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Justice Committee - Oral evidence Court Capacity, The Future of Legal Aid
    Dr Hannah Quirk, Reader in Criminal Law, Kings College London
    1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Foreign Affairs Committee - Oral evidence Work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
    Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC
    1:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    International Development Committee - Oral evidence Future of UK aid
    The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
    1:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Defence Committee - Oral evidence Armed Forces and veterans mental health: follow-up
    Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, People, and Veterans, Ministry of Defence
    2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
    Transport Committee - Private Meeting
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Women and Equalities Committee - Private Meeting
    3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Backbench Business Committee - Private Meeting
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission - Private Meeting
    4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Wednesday 27th January 2021
    Northern Ireland Affairs Committee - Oral evidence Cross-border co-operation on policing, security and criminal justice after Brexit
    Mark McEwan, Assistant Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland
    8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Virtual meeting
    Science and Technology Committee (Commons) - Private Meeting
    9 a.m. - noon - Virtual meeting
    Committees on Arms Export Controls - Private Meeting
    9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Virtual meeting
    Work and Pensions Committee - Oral evidence Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Pension scams
    Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, Department for Work and Pensions
    9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Virtual meeting
    Home Affairs Committee - Oral evidence Police conduct and complaints
    9:30 a.m. - noon - Virtual meeting
    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - Private Meeting
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    European Scrutiny Committee - Private Meeting
    1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Environmental Audit Committee - Oral evidence Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Tidal Power
    Sue Barr, Chair, UK Marine Energy Council
    2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    International Trade Committee - Private Meeting
    2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Treasury Committee - Oral evidence Future of Financial Services
    Lord Hill of Oareford, Former EU Commissioner for financial services, European Commission
    2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Procedure Committee - Oral evidence Procedure under coronavirus restrictions
    Dr John Benger, Clerk, House of Commoms
    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Women and Equalities Committee - Private Meeting
    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Human Rights (Joint Committee) - Oral evidence The Government’s Independent Human Rights Act Review
    Dominic Grieve QC PC
    2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) - Private Meeting
    3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Northern Ireland Affairs Committee - Oral evidence Work of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
    Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
    4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Thursday 28th January 2021
    Welsh Affairs Committee - Oral evidence Renewable energy in Wales
    Rhys Wyn Jones, Director, RenewableUK Cymru
    8:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Virtual meeting
    Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence Achieving Net Zero
    Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act - Oral evidence Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
    Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield
    10:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence Universities and Scotland
    Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education, and Science, Scottish Government
    11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee - Oral evidence Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector
    Eddie Hughes
    3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Monday 1st February 2021
    Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence Digital services at the border
    Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
    1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Procedure Committee - Oral evidence Procedure under coronavirus restrictions
    RT Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, The Leader, House of Commons
    4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
    Committees on Arms Export Controls - Oral evidence Arms export controls: Initial review
    9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Virtual meeting
    Finance Committee (Commons) - Private Meeting
    12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
    Committee of Selection - Private Meeting
    4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Thursday 4th February 2021
    Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence Defence Equipment Plan 2020-2030
    Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence
    9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
    Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) - Private Meeting
    10 a.m. - noon - Virtual meeting
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    Finance Committee (Commons) - Private Meeting
    12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    Public Accounts Commission - Private Meeting
    4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Tuesday 6th April 2021
    Finance Committee (Commons) - Private Meeting
    12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Virtual meeting

Government Bill Debate Schedule

Dates have been set for the following Government Bill debates

Monday 25th January 2021
Committee stage: House of Lords - Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Report stage: House of Commons - Environment Bill 2019-21
Committee stage: House of Lords - Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2019-21
Committee stage: House of Commons - Telecommunications (Security) Bill 2019-21
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Ping Pong - Medicines and Medical Devices Bill 2019-21
Ping Pong - Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill 2019-21
Thursday 28th January 2021
3rd reading: House of Lords - Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] 2019-21
3rd reading: House of Lords - Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill 2019-21
2nd reading: House of Lords - Financial Services Bill 2019-21
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Ping Pong - Trade Bill 2019-21
Thursday 4th February 2021
Committee stage: House of Lords - Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill 2019-21
2nd reading: House of Lords - National Security and Investment Bill 2019-21

Private Members Bill Debate Schedule

Dates have been set for the following Private Members Bill debates

Wednesday 27th January 2021
Committee stage: House of Commons - Registers of Births and Deaths Bill 2019-21
Friday 26th February 2021
Report stage: House of Commons - Forensic Science Regulator and Biometrics Strategy Bill 2019-21