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.

Wednesday 16th June 2021 - 7 p.m.
Safety of anti-loitering devices
Tabled By: Giles Watling (Conservative - Clacton)
Thursday 17th June 2021 - 5 p.m.
Findings of The Lancet's 2021 series on miscarriage
Tabled By: Olivia Blake (Labour - Sheffield, Hallam)
Monday 21st June 2021 - 10 p.m.
Future of the UK's financial services industry
Tabled By: Bim Afolami (Conservative - Hitchin and Harpenden)

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.

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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.

Thursday 17th June 2021
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Tabled By: Jeff Smith (Labour - Manchester, Withington)
Thursday 17th June 2021
The UK’s preventing sexual violence in conflict initiative and the G7
Tabled By: Anthony Mangnall (Conservative - Totnes)
Thursday 24th June 2021
UK Defence Spending
Tabled By: Chris Evans (Labour (Co-op) - Islwyn)

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.

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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.

Wednesday 16th June - 11:30 a.m.

Northern Ireland Office

First 5 Oral Questions
Joanna Cherry (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West)
What recent discussions he has had with Lord Frost on negotiations with the Vice President of the European Commission on Northern Ireland.
Julie Marson (Conservative - Hertford and Stortford)
What steps he is taking to promote Northern Ireland's links with the US.
Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on (a) the Northern Ireland Protocol and (b) implementation of further customs arrangements
Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
What recent discussions he has had with Lord Frost on negotiations with the Vice President of the European Commission on Northern Ireland.
Jerome Mayhew (Conservative - Broadland)
What discussions he has had with EU officials on the need for pragmatic implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Wednesday 16th June - noon

Prime Minister's Question Time
First 5 Oral Questions
Robert Neill (Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 16 June.
Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 16 June.
Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 16 June.
Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 16 June.
Paul Bristow (Conservative - Peterborough)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 16 June.
Thursday 17th June 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Thursday 17th June - 10:10 a.m.

Church Commissioners and House of Commons Commission and Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission
First 5 Oral Questions
Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat - Orkney and Shetland)
To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent estimate the Commission has made of the potential number of fraudulent votes that will be prevented with plans to mandate voter ID at future elections.
Martin Vickers (Conservative - Cleethorpes)
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church of England plans to support online and in-person communal worship as covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Michael Fabricant (Conservative - Lichfield)
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Commissioners have had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on re-introducing choral singing in churches and cathedrals during the covid-19 outbreak.
Sally-Ann Hart (Conservative - Hastings and Rye)
To ask the right hon. Member for East Hampshire, representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, what assessment that Body has made of the procurement opportunities for businesses in Hastings and Rye constituency as part of the Restoration and Renewal programme.
Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the church is taking to support and strengthen families and marriages.
Monday 21st June 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Education
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
HM Treasury
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Scotland Office
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 24th June 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Transport
Monday 28th June 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 29th June 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 30th June 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Wales Office
Wednesday 30th June 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 1st July 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 1st July 2021 - 10:10 a.m.
Attorney General
Wednesday 7th July 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday 14th July 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday 21st July 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time

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.

Wednesday 16th June 2021 - noon
Sustainability of the fishing industry in the UK
Tabled By: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Security needs of public representatives in relation to the regulation of online abuse
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of Leeds (Bishops - Bishops)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Ensuring young people have access to education and training focussed on the skills and knowledge employers require
Tabled By: Lord Rose of Monewden (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Report by Amnesty International,“Like We Were Enemies in a War”: China’s Mass Internment, Torture, and Persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang
Tabled By: Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 17th June 2021 - noon
Public support for proposed planning process changes for new housing developments
Tabled By: Baroness Thornhill (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 17th June 2021
Permitting local council meetings to take place in a hybrid form, with some members participating physically and others remotely.
Tabled By: Lord Scriven (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 17th June 2021
When testing for COVID-19 was offered as a matter of policy to those leaving hospitals and going to care homes
Tabled By: Baroness Sheehan (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 17th June 2021
Report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life 'Standards Matter 2: Committee Findings'
Tabled By: Lord Tyler (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 21st June 2021 - 1 p.m.
Implementation of the 'Female Offender Strategy' and plans to revise the timetable for its implementation
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of Gloucester (Bishops - Bishops)
Monday 21st June 2021
Threats of compulsory redundancies in the university sector and the potential impact of any such redundancies on teaching and research
Tabled By: Viscount Hanworth (Labour - Excepted Hereditary)
Monday 21st June 2021
Narrowing attainment gaps and addressing racial inequalities, as part of the education recovery package and catch-up programme
Tabled By: Lord Woolley of Woodford (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 21st June 2021
Unregulated care homes for children
Tabled By: Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 - noon
Integrating HS2 and the East West Rail project into the government's Great British Railway plan
Tabled By: Lord Berkeley (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Access to Child Trust Funds by people with a learning disability
Tabled By: Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Protecting human rights at sea
Tabled By: Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 - noon
Government response to their consultation about the fortification of flour with folic acid
Tabled By: Lord Dodds of Duncairn (Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer)
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Impact on household energy bills of Ofgem’s plans for powering electric vehicles
Tabled By: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Whether continuous at-sea deterrence remains the essence of the government's defence policy
Tabled By: Lord Trefgarne (Conservative - Excepted Hereditary)
Thursday 24th June 2021 - noon
Reintroduction of death duties or increase in inheritance tax to pay for costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic
Tabled By: Lord Truscott (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Thursday 24th June 2021
Ensuring the criminal justice system treats deaths and injuries caused by motorists equally to those not caused by motorists
Tabled By: Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green Party - Life peer)
Thursday 24th June 2021
Amending Freedom of Information legislation to ensure the BBC is more transparent
Tabled By: Baroness Hoey (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Monday 28th June 2021 - 1 p.m.
Proportion of hospital patients referred to residential accommodation during the pandemic that were tested for COVID-19 prior to discharge
Tabled By: Baroness McDonagh (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 28th June 2021
Meeting of the Arctic Ministerial Council in Reykjavik in May and security concerns about Russian military build-up in the Arctic
Tabled By: Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 28th June 2021
Construction of an underground Maglev rapid mass transport system between cities in the north of England
Tabled By: Lord Moylan (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 28th June 2021
Government's Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, to “explore the legal and practical challenges of limited reform relating to the law on marriage and religious weddings”
Tabled By: Baroness Cox (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 29th June 2021 - noon
Positive economic effects of the recommendations of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops - Bishops)
Tuesday 29th June 2021
Help for leaseholders unable to sell flats due to mortgage providers insisting on an EWS1 form despite Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors guidance
Tabled By: Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 29th June 2021
Reduction of waiting lists for hospital treatment to March 2020 levels, and regular publication of data on waiting times
Tabled By: Lord Balfe (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 30th June 2021 - noon
Possibility the COVID-19 virus escaped from a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology
Tabled By: Viscount Ridley (Conservative - Excepted Hereditary)
Wednesday 30th June 2021
Guidance restricting the performance of indoor amateur choirs to no more than 6 people
Tabled By: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 30th June 2021
House of Lords reform
Tabled By: Lord Grocott (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 1st July 2021 - noon
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child general comment on children's rights in relation to the digital environments
Tabled By: Baroness Kidron (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 1st July 2021
Future funding and governance of Channel 4
Tabled By: Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 1st July 2021
Review of the adequacy of the contributions made by the Crown Dependencies towards the cost of their access to the UK’s public services, provision of security, and international representation
Tabled By: Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 5th July 2021 - 1 p.m.
Report by the Trades Union Congress RIDDOR, 'Covid and underreporting', and steps in response to the finding that work-related cases of COVID-19 leading to deaths have been underreported
Tabled By: Lord McKenzie of Luton (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 5th July 2021
Management of the Historical Railways Estate by Highways England and whether this is consistent with the Government’s policies to reverse the Beeching rail cuts, and to promote active travel
Tabled By: Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 5th July 2021
Impact of the pandemic on access to and the affordability of broadband internet services
Tabled By: Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 5th July 2021
National average waiting time for a referral to a memory service following a suspected dementia diagnosis and how has this changed since January 2020
Tabled By: Baroness Couttie (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 6th July 2021 - noon
Establishment of the Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice System
Tabled By: Lord Ramsbotham (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Benefits of implementing a tax strategy that aligns with the UK’s net zero greenhouse gas emissions target
Tabled By: Lord Oates (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Applications for relocation to the UK from the 15 Afghan interpreters who have fled to a third country
Tabled By: Baroness Coussins (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 7th July 2021 - noon
Enabling the police to release material from body-worn videos in a timely fashion following an incident
Tabled By: Lord Harris of Haringey (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 7th July 2021
Recognising Palestine as a State
Tabled By: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 7th July 2021
Incentivising the private sector to make their operations more environmentally friendly
Tabled By: Lord Bird (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 8th July 2021 - noon
Number of non-fatal strangulation and suffocation incidents in England and Wales
Tabled By: Baroness Newlove (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 8th July 2021
Work of the Independent Office for Police Conduct
Tabled By: Lord Lexden (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 8th July 2021
Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief 'Commentary on the Current State of International Freedom of Religion or Belief'
Tabled By: Lord Singh of Wimbledon (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 12th July 2021
Negotiations with the EU regarding the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
Tabled By: Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 12th July 2021
Illegal riding of e-scooters
Tabled By: Baroness Ludford (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 12th July 2021
Industrial strategy for the steel sector
Tabled By: Lord Allen of Kensington (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 12th July 2021 - 1 p.m.
Reported killings of civilian protestors in Columbia and potential breach of its government's commitments to respect human rights and democratic principles
Tabled By: Lord Browne of Ladyton (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 13th July 2021 - noon
Narrowing the gender pensions gap
Tabled By: Baroness Altmann (Conservative - 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.

Wednesday 16th June 2021
Thursday 17th June 2021
Monday 21st June 2021
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Thursday 24th June 2021
Monday 28th June 2021

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.

Monday 21st June 2021
Opposition Day (3rd Allotted Day) There will be a debate on a Motion in the name of the Official Opposition. Subject to be announced

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

Wednesday 16th June 2021
Thursday 17th June 2021

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.

Wednesday 16th June 2021
    9:15 a.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Work and Pensions Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Protecting pension savers – five years on from the Pension Freedoms: Accessing pension savings
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Chris Brooks - Head of Policy at Age UK
      Renny Biggins - Head of Retirement at The Investing and Saving Alliance
      Laurie Edmans - Commissioner at The Financial Inclusion Commission
      Dr Julia Mundy - Member at Financial Services Consumer Panel
      At 10.30am: Oral evidence
      Yvonne Braun - Director of Policy, Long Term Savings & Protection at Association of British Insurers
      Paul McBride - COO of HSBC Retirement Services Limited (HRSL) at The Society of Pension Professionals
      Joe Dabrowski - Deputy Director of Policy at Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
      Tess Page - Chair of DC Committee at Association of Consulting Actuaries


    9:30 a.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
      Transport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The roll-out and safety of smart motorways
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Sarah Simpson - Transport Planning expert at Royal HaskoningDHV
      Professor David Metz - Honorary Professor at UCL Centre for Transport Studies
      Mike Mackinnon - Consultant at MMB Associates, and former Civil Servant at Department for Transport
      At 10.45am: Oral evidence
      Miss Becky Needham - Road Safety Officer at Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
      Jonathan Spruce - Fellow at Institution for Civil Engineers, and Interim Director at Transport for the North
      Kate Carpenter - Fellow at Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation


    1:30 p.m. - Room 16, Palace of Westminster
      International Trade Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Inward Foreign Direct Investment
      At 2.00pm: Oral evidence
      Nicolai Tangen - Chief Executive Officer at Norges Bank Investment Management
      Trond Grande - Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Norges Bank Investment Management
      At 2.45pm: Oral evidence
      Diego López - Managing Director at Global SWF
      Dr Tim Vlandas - Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy at University of Oxford
      Duncan Bonfield - Chief Executive Officer at International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt - Investment Minister at Department for International Trade / Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
      Lord Callanan - Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
      Ceri Smith - Director General, Strategy and Investment at Department for International Trade
      Daniel Gieve - Chief Operating Officer at Office for Investment
      Jacqui Ward - Director of National Security and International Directorate at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


    2 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Environmental Audit Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Supply Chain for Battery Electric Vehicles
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Isobel Sheldon OBE - Chief Strategy Officer at Britishvolt
      Professor David Greenwood - Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems and CEO of the WMG centre High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult at University of Warwick
      Matthew Ogg - Senior Policy Manager at Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Stephen Gifford - Chief Economist at Faraday Institution
      Vikki Roberts - Head of Supply Chain Strategy, Development and Control at Johnson Matthey Battery Materials
      Jeff Townsend - Parliamentary Officer and Founder at Critical Minerals Association, and Director at Technical Critical Minerals Ltd


    2:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Reform of the Gender Recognition Act
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      The Baroness Falkner of Margravine - Chair at Equality and Human Rights Commission
      Melanie Field OBE - Executive Director for Policy, Strategy and Wales at Equality and Human Rights Commission
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Jo Churchill MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary at Department of Health and Social Care


Thursday 17th June 2021
    9:15 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: DWP Employment Support
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Peter Schofield - Permanent Secretary at Department for Work & Pensions
      Jonathan Mills - Director General Policy at Department for Work & Pensions
      Margarita Morrison - Director Work and Health Services at Department for Work & Pensions


Monday 21st June 2021
    1:45 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: High Speed 2: Progress at Summer 2021
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Sir Mark Worthington - Independent Construction Commissioner at HS2 Ltd
      Sir James Armitt - Chairman at National Infrastructure Commission


Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
    9:15 a.m. - Virtual meeting
Thursday 24th June 2021
    9:15 a.m. - Virtual meeting
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: High Speed 2: Progress at Summer 2021
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Bernadette Kelly - Permanent Secretary at Department for Transport
      Clive Maxwell - Director General for High Speed Rail at Department for Transport
      Mark Thurston - Chief Executive at HS2 Ltd


Tuesday 29th June 2021
Wednesday 30th June 2021
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Wednesday 7th July 2021
Tuesday 13th July 2021

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.

Wednesday 16th June 2021
Thursday 17th June 2021
    2 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Liaison Committee (Lords) - Oral evidence
      Subject: Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee – follow-up
      At 2.10pm: Oral evidence
      Catherine Casserley
      Kamran Mallick - CEO at Disability Rights UK
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Declan O’Dempsey - Executive Committee member at Discrimination Law Association
      John Horan - Trustee at Disability Law Service
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Caroline Waters - Deputy Chair at Equality and Human Rights Commission
      Melanie Field - Executive Director – Strategy, Policy, Legal and Wales at Equality and Human Rights Commission
      At 4.05pm: Oral evidence
      Justin Tomlinson MP - Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work at Department for Work and Pensions
      The Baroness Vere of Norbiton - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport
      The Lord Wolfson of Tredegar QC - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Ministry of Justice
      Marcus Bell - Director at Government Equalities Office
      Charles Ramsden - Deputy Director at Government Equalities Office


Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
    3 p.m. - Virtual Meeting (Webcast)
      Public Services Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Sir Alan Wood CBE
      Ms Cathy Ashley - Chief Executive at Family Rights Group
      Professor Leon Feinstein - Director of the Rees Centre and Professor of Education and Children’s Social Care at Rees Centre, Department of Education, University of Oxford
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Simon Parker - Director for Transformation and Policy Capability at Policy Lab, Department for Education
      Josh MacAlister - Chair at Independent Review of Children’s Social Care


    3:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting (webcast)
Thursday 24th June 2021
Friday 25th June 2021
Tuesday 29th June 2021
Wednesday 30th June 2021
Wednesday 7th July 2021
    3:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting (webcast)
      National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: National Plan for Sport and Recreation
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Nigel Huddleston MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Sport and Tourism at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP - Minister of State, Minister for School Standards at Department for Education
      Jo Churchill MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care at Department for Health and Social Care


Monday 12th July 2021
Wednesday 14th July 2021

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.

Wednesday 16th June 2021
Monday 21st June 2021
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Monday 5th July 2021
Tuesday 20th July 2021

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

Wednesday 16th June 2021
2nd reading (Commons) - Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Lords) - Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] 2021-22
Monday 21st June 2021
Committee stage (Lords) - Environment Bill 2021-22
Committee stage (Lords) - Dormant Assets Bill [HL] 2021-22
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
2nd reading (Commons) - Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill 2021-22
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Committee stage (Commons) - Armed Forces Bill 2021-22
Tuesday 29th June 2021
2nd reading (Lords) - Telecommunications (Security) Bill 2021-22

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