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.

Friday 28th January 2022
Plans for Greenfield Station
Tabled By: Rob Roberts (Independent - Delyn)
Monday 31st January 2022 - 10 p.m.
NHS hysteroscopy treatment
Tabled By: Lyn Brown (Labour - West Ham)
Tuesday 1st February 2022 - 7 p.m.
Potential merits of ending the benefit cap
Tabled By: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 - 7 p.m.
Army Reserve
Tabled By: Richard Bacon (Conservative - South Norfolk)
Thursday 3rd February 2022 - 5 p.m.
Anti-corruption sanctions and Kazakhstan
Tabled By: Margaret Hodge (Labour - Barking)
Friday 4th February 2022
Sutton Decentralised Energy Network
Tabled By: Elliot Colburn (Conservative - Carshalton and Wallington)
Monday 7th February 2022 - 10 p.m.
Support for the dentist industry and NHS backlogs
Tabled By: Andy Carter (Conservative - Warrington South)

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.

Thursday 27th January 2022
General debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2022
Tabled By: Margaret Hodge (Labour - Barking)
Thursday 3rd February 2022
General Debate on the effectiveness of the Government’s Education Catch-Up and Mental Health Recovery Programmes
Thursday 3rd February 2022
General Debate on the Committee on Standards’ Review of the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament

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 27th January - 9:30 a.m.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

First 5 Oral Questions
Felicity Buchan (Conservative - Kensington)
What steps he is taking to tackle the risk of flash flooding in London.
Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
What steps he is taking to tackle fly-tipping.
Andrew Selous (Conservative - South West Bedfordshire)
What steps he is taking to tackle fly-tipping.
Rupa Huq (Labour - Ealing Central and Acton)
What assessment his Department has made of the impact of food price rises on household budgets.
Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of winding down the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme on the food and drink sector.
Thursday 27th January 2022 - 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

Monday 31st January - 2:30 p.m.

Department for Education

First 5 Oral Questions
Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
What steps his Department is taking to ensure that pupils can learn safely in education settings.
Danny Kruger (Conservative - Devizes)
What steps his Department is taking to tackle the provision of low quality university courses.
Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) student and (b) graduate finance in the context of the cost of living.
Robbie Moore (Conservative - Keighley)
What steps his Department is taking to support young people into high quality jobs.
Greg Smith (Conservative - Buckingham)
What steps his Department is taking to protect freedom of speech on university campuses.

Tuesday 1st February - 11:30 a.m.

HM Treasury

First 5 Oral Questions
Alex Cunningham (Labour - Stockton North)
What fiscal steps he plans to take to help reduce the impact on households of the rise in the cost of living.
Giles Watling (Conservative - Clacton)
What fiscal steps his Department is taking to help ensure that pensioners are not placed in fuel poverty as a result of increasing energy prices.
Steve Brine (Conservative - Winchester)
What steps his Department is taking to encourage businesses to invest.
Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
What assessment he has made of the compatibility of his policies on the taxation of fossil fuels with the Glasgow Climate Pact.
Ian Byrne (Labour - Liverpool, West Derby)
What recent assessment he has made of the impact of inflation on trends in the levels of living standards.

Wednesday 2nd February - 11:30 a.m.

Scotland Office

First 5 Oral Questions
Felicity Buchan (Conservative - Kensington)
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving connectivity between Scotland and the rest of the UK.
John Lamont (Conservative - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
What progress his Department has made on implementing Growth Deals in Scotland.
Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)
What recent steps his Department has taken to help strengthen the Union.
Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the legislative remit of the Scottish Parliament.
Jacob Young (Conservative - Redcar)
What steps the Government is taking to support coastal communities in Scotland.

Wednesday 2nd February - noon

Cabinet Office

First 5 Oral Questions
Esther McVey (Conservative - Tatton)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2 February.
Caroline Dinenage (Conservative - Gosport)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2 February.
Virginia Crosbie (Conservative - Ynys Môn)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2 February.
Alex Sobel (Labour (Co-op) - Leeds North West)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2 February.
Chris Loder (Conservative - West Dorset)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2 February.

Thursday 3rd February - 9:30 a.m.

Department for Transport

First 5 Oral Questions
Peter Gibson (Conservative - Darlington)
What recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Union Connectivity Review.
Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
What recent discussions he has had with representatives of South Western Railway on the adequacy of its service levels.
Mike Amesbury (Labour - Weaver Vale)
What recent assessment he has made of challenges facing driving licence and other services at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
What recent progress he has made with Cabinet colleagues on easing international travel restrictions for UK nationals.
Gareth Bacon (Conservative - Orpington)
What steps he is taking to improve the condition of roads in England.
Monday 7th February 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 8th February 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 9th February 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Wales Office
Wednesday 9th February 2022 - noon
Cabinet Office
Thursday 10th February 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 10th February 2022 - 10:10 a.m.
Attorney General
Monday 21st February 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Women and Equalities (including Topical Questions)
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 - noon
Cabinet Office
Thursday 24th February 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday 9th March 2022 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday 16th March 2022 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday 23rd March 2022 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday 30th March 2022 - 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.

Thursday 27th January 2022 - 11 a.m.
Government criteria used for deciding to award the contract to administer the Turing Scheme after March 2022 to Capita
Tabled By: Baroness Coussins (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 27th January 2022
Increasing the number of nurses working in the NHS
Tabled By: Lord Clark of Windermere (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 27th January 2022
Impact of private equity on the social care sector
Tabled By: Lord Sikka (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 27th January 2022
Why the governments 'Veterans' Strategy Action Plan: 2022 to 2024' makes no reference to gambling addiction
Tabled By: Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 31st January 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Progress made by the Foreign Secretary with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait on protecting and promoting human rights
Tabled By: Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 31st January 2022
Legislation “to provide the intelligence agencies with the tools they need to tackle the intelligence challenges posed by Russia”
Tabled By: Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 31st January 2022
Issues faced by those attempting to access NHS dental care
Tabled By: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 31st January 2022
Antiviral pills for the treatment of COVID-19
Tabled By: Baroness Rawlings (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 1st February 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Restoring Legal Aid for Social Welfare Law cases
Tabled By: Lord Bach (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 1st February 2022
Facilitating imports from the EU
Tabled By: Lord Howarth of Newport (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 1st February 2022
Ensuring railway facilities such as lifts and public toilets are easily accessible to disabled and non-disabled passengers
Tabled By: Lord Roberts of Llandudno (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 - 3 p.m.
Consequences of current passport and visa requirements on the number of school trips from continental Europe to the UK
Tabled By: Lord Anderson of Ipswich (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Assessment of the recent work of the Independent Office for Police Conduct
Tabled By: Lord Lexden (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Steps to tackle power of attorney being used as a form of economic abuse that disproportionately affects older people
Tabled By: Baroness Greengross (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 3rd February 2022
Numbers of wild birds that will be killed annually to protect game bird interests
Tabled By: Baroness Hayman of Ullock (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 3rd February 2022
How many school children in England were absent in the weeks commencing 10, 17, and 24 January
Tabled By: Lord Blunkett (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 3rd February 2022 - 11 a.m.
Opportunities for reforming eligibility for the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme following the UK’s departure from the EU
Tabled By: Lord Leigh of Hurley (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 7th February 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
How government measures that property developers must pay for remedial work to fix unsafe cladding will help residents of properties with building safety defects not related to cladding
Tabled By: Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 7th February 2022
Condition of the oil tanker FSO Safer moored in the Red Sea and the risks it poses to the environment
Tabled By: Lord Walney (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 7th February 2022
The Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice System announced in the 2019 Queen’s Speech
Tabled By: Lord Ramsbotham (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 7th February 2022
Government what plans to amend the Highway Code
Tabled By: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 8th February 2022
Introduction of a comprehensive policy to deal with the dangers and benefits of e-scooters
Tabled By: Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 8th February 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Ensuring the UK remains a world leader in the mathematical sciences
Tabled By: Lord Davies of Brixton (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 8th February 2022
Publication of the government's new strategy for international development
Tabled By: Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 9th February 2022 - 3 p.m.
Reducing the incidence of knife crime involving young people
Tabled By: Lord Laming (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 9th February 2022
Response to the Review of the Gambling Act 2005
Tabled By: Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 9th February 2022
Enabling electric vehicles to be charged on the parliamentary estate
Tabled By: Lord Forsyth of Drumlean (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 10th February 2022 - 11 a.m.
Implementing their National Disability Strategy
Tabled By: Lord Holmes of Richmond (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 10th February 2022
Discussions with the new Information Commissioner about the importance of protecting children online
Tabled By: Baroness Merron (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 10th February 2022
How many COVID-19 lateral flow tests are awaiting approval under the Medical Devices (Coronavirus Test Device Approvals (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Tabled By: Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 21st February 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Government discussions with the EU concerning the post-Brexit position of the UK’s creative professionals touring in the EU
Tabled By: Earl of Clancarty (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Monday 21st February 2022
Foreign policy and defence cooperation with European allies and friends, in particular France and Germany
Tabled By: Lord Liddle (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 21st February 2022
Implementation of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee policy marker on nutrition across the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office portfolio, in light of government strategy papers on ending preventable deaths and global health systems strengthening
Tabled By: Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 21st February 2022
Correcting State Pension underpayments and arrears for women; latest estimate of number of women who have had their State Pension increased so far, proportion of the total affected, and plans to prevent future errors
Tabled By: Baroness Altmann (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Representations to the government of Hong Kong about the human rights and release of pro-democracy political prisoners remanded in custody
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops - Bishops)
Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Legislation to ban the import of hunting trophies
Tabled By: Lord Selkirk of Douglas (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Financial support for the global COVID-19 vaccination programme in 2022; and how many vaccine doses the UK has donated
Tabled By: Lord Londesborough (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 - 3 p.m.
When the Type 45 destroyers will have completed the Power Improvement Project (PIP) upgrade
Tabled By: Lord West of Spithead (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Plans by Russian forces to hold naval military exercises 150 miles off the south-west coast of Ireland
Tabled By: Lord Godson (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Effects of COVID-19 on school children in the most deprived communities
Tabled By: Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 24th February 2022 - 11 a.m.
Encouraging Ukraine to apply for membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and to build support among other members of NATO for any such application
Tabled By: Lord Balfe (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 24th February 2022
The acceptance of T Levels by Higher Education institutions for candidates for admission to universities via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in the current application cycle
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of Coventry (Bishops - Bishops)
Thursday 24th February 2022
The National Food Strategy
Tabled By: Baroness Boycott (Crossbench - 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.

Tuesday 1st February 2022
Social Housing (Emergency Protection of Tenants Rights)
Tabled By: Helen Hayes (Labour - Dulwich and West Norwood)
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Carbon Emissions (Buildings)
Tabled By: Duncan Baker (Conservative - North Norfolk)
Tuesday 8th February 2022
Motor Vehicle Tests (Diesel Particulate Filters)
Tabled By: Barry Sheerman (Labour (Co-op) - Huddersfield)
Wednesday 9th February 2022
Seals (Protection)
Tabled By: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Status)
Tabled By: Ian Liddell-Grainger (Conservative - Bridgwater and West Somerset)
Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Details to be provided
Tabled By: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)

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 27th January 2022
Monday 31st January 2022
Tuesday 1st February 2022
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Thursday 3rd February 2022
Monday 7th February 2022
Monday 21st February 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.

Tuesday 1st February 2022
Opposition day (11th allotted day) 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

Thursday 27th January 2022
    Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
    The draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2022
    11:30 a.m. - Room 12, Palace of Westminster
Monday 31st January 2022
    First Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
    The Plastic Packaging Tax (Descriptions of Products) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1417)
    4:30 p.m. - Room 12, Palace of Westminster
    Second Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
    The draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2022
    6 p.m. - Room 9, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 1st February 2022
    Third Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
    The draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2022
    9:25 a.m. - Room 12, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
    Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
    The draft Passenger, Crew and Service Information (Civil Penalties) (Amendment)
    2:30 p.m. - Room 12, Palace of Westminster
Thursday 3rd February 2022
    Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
    The draft Microchipping of Dogs (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022
    11:30 a.m. - Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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.

Thursday 27th January 2022
Monday 31st January 2022
    2:30 p.m. - Room 6, Palace of Westminster
      Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Defence in Scotland
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Professor Trevor Taylor - Director of the Defence, Industries and Society Programme at Royal United Services Institute
      Professor Phillips O'Brien - Professor of Strategic Studies at University of St Andrews
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Maria Lyle - Director at Royal Air Force Families Federation
      Lieutenant General (retd) Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB DL - Chief Executive at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
      Collette Musgrave - Chief Executive at Army Families Federation
      Sarah Clewes - Chief Executive Officer at Naval Families Federation


    3 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Treasury Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The cost of living
      At 3.15pm: Oral evidence
      Torsten Bell - Director at Resolution Foundation
      Robert Joyce - Deputy Director at Institute for Fiscal Studies
      Tom Clougherty - Head of tax at Centre for Policy Studies


    3 p.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Regulation of private renting
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Ms Ruth Ehrlich - Policy Manager at Shelter
      Tamara Sandoul - Policy and Campaigns Manager at The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
      Ben Beadle - Chief Executive at National Residential Landlords Association
      Anny Cullum - Strategic Development and Policy Officer at Acorn the Union
      At 4.15pm: Oral evidence
      Jeremy Pocklington CB - Permanent Secretary at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
      Tracey Waltho - Director General Housing and Planning at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
      Caroline Crowther - Director Leasehold and Private Rented Sector at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities


    3:30 p.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
      Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Building Safety: Remediation and Funding
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      David O'Leary - Policy Director at Home Builders Federation
      John Mulyran - Group Managing Director at Ballymore
      Peter Caplehorn - Chief Executive at Construction Products Association
      At 5.00pm: Oral evidence
      Liam Spender - Representative at UK Cladding Action Group
      Ben Beadle - Chief Executive Officer at National Residential Landlords Association
      Andrew Bulmer - CEO at Institute of Residential Property Management


Tuesday 1st February 2022
    9:30 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Influencer culture
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Chris Philp MP - Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      Sarah Connolly - Director, Security and Online Harms at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      Mark Griffin - Deputy Director, Creative Economy at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport


    2 p.m. - Room 6, Palace of Westminster
      Justice Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Human Rights Act Reform
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Sir Peter Gross QC - Panel Chair at Independent Review of the Human Rights Act


    2 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Foreign Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The situation in Ukraine and the UK’s response
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      HE Vadym Prystaiko - Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK
      Captain Dmytro Donskoi - Ukrainian Defence and Air Attaché
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Fiona Hill - Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution
      Shashank Joshi - Defence Editor at The Economist
      Anders Aslund - Senior Fellow at Stockholm Free World Institute


Wednesday 2nd February 2022
    9:30 a.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Transport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Integrated rail plan
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Andy Burnham - Mayor at Greater Manchester
      At 10.45am: Oral evidence
      Baron McLoughlin CH Kt PC - Chairman at Transport for the North
      Martin Tugwell - Chief Executive at Transport for the North


    9:30 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Home Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The work of the Home Secretary
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Rt Hon Priti Patel MP - Home Secretary at Home Office
      Matthew Rycroft CBE - Permanent Secretary at Home Office
      Tricia Hayes CB - Second Permanent Secretary at Home Office


    9:45 a.m. - Room 5, Palace of Westminster
      Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Building Safety: Remediation and Funding
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Kate Henderson - Chief Executive at National Housing Federation
      Greeta Nada - Chief Executive and chair of the G15 group of London housing associations at Metropolitan Thames Valley
      At 11.00am: Oral evidence
      Richard Collins - Interim Chief Executive at Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
      James Dalton - Director General Insurance Policy at Association of British Insurers (ABI)
      Charles Roe - Director of Mortgages at UK Finance


    1 p.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
      At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
      Dr Kate Paradine - Chief Executive at Women in Prison
      Andrea Coomber - Chief Executive at The Howard League for Penal Reform
      Joy Doal MBE - Chief Executive at Anawim-Birmingham’s Centre for Women
      At 2.15pm: Oral evidence
      Antonia Romeo - Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Justice
      Jo Farrar - Second Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive at HM Prison and Probation Service
      Jerome Glass - Director General Policy and Strategy Group at Ministry of Justice


    2 p.m. - Room 16, Palace of Westminster
      Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The Rights of Cohabiting Partners
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Tom Pursglove MP - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Justice) at Ministry of Justice
      Mike Freer MP - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) at Government Equalities Office
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Professor Nicholas Hopkins - Law Commissioner for Property, Family and Trust Law at Law Commission


    2 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Treasury Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The work of HMRC
      At 2.15pm: Oral evidence
      Jim Harra - Chief Executive, First Permanent Secretary and Accounting Officer at HMRC
      Angela MacDonald - Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary at HMRC
      Penny Ciniewicz - Director General for Customer Compliance at HMRC


Thursday 3rd February 2022
    9:30 a.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Monday 7th February 2022
    3:30 p.m. - Fully physical meeting
Tuesday 8th February 2022
Wednesday 9th February 2022
Thursday 10th February 2022
    9:15 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Monday 21st February 2022
    3:30 p.m. - Fully physical meeting
Thursday 24th February 2022
Tuesday 1st March 2022
    1:30 p.m. - Physical meeting
Tuesday 5th April 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.

Thursday 27th January 2022
    11 a.m. - Virtual meeting (webcast)
      International Agreements Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: UK-Australia trade negotiations
      At 11.00am: Oral evidence
      Nick von Westenholz - Director of Trade and Business Strategy at National Farmers Union (NFU)
      Beatrice Morrice - Political Affairs Manager at National Farmers' Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland)
      Alessandro Marongiu - Senior Trade Policy Manager at Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
      Penelope Nevill - Barrister at Twenty Essex Chambers


Tuesday 1st February 2022
    2:15 p.m. - To be confirmed
      Communications and Digital Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Digital Markets Unit
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen - Director of the Competition Law Forum & Senior Research Fellow In Competition Law at British Institute of International and Comparative Law
      Professor Damien Geradin - Professor of Competition Law & Economics at Tilburg University, visiting Professor at University of East Anglia, and founding partner at Geradin Partners


    3 p.m. - Room 4, Palace of Westminster
      European Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The UK’s participation in Horizon Europe
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Professor Kurt Deketelaere - Secretary-General at League of European Research Universities
      Professor Robin Grimes - Foreign Secretary at Royal Society
      Peter Mason - Head of International Engagement at Universities UK


Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Thursday 3rd February 2022
Tuesday 8th February 2022
Wednesday 9th February 2022
Thursday 10th February 2022
    2 p.m. - To be confirmed
      Liaison Committee (Lords) - Oral evidence
      Subject: Citizenship and Civic Engagement - follow-up
      At 2.00pm: Oral evidence
      David Goodhart - Head of Demography, Immigration & Integration at Policy Exchange
      Ashley Hodges - Chief Executive at Young Citizens
      Liz Moorse - Chief Executive at Association for Citizenship Teaching
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Mark Gifford - Chief Executive at National Citizen Service Trust
      Chris Russell - National Director for Education at Ofsted
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Kevin Foster MP - Minister for Safe and Legal Migration at Home Office
      Kemi Badenoch MP - Minister of State (Levelling Up Communities) at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
      Mr Robin Walker MP - Minister of State for School Standards at Department for Education


Monday 21st February 2022
Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Thursday 10th March 2022
Monday 21st March 2022
Monday 25th April 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.


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

Thursday 27th January 2022
Committee stage (Lords) - Nationality and Borders Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Lords) - Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill 2021-22
Monday 31st January 2022
Programme motion - Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill 2021-22
Report stage (Commons) - Dormant Assets Bill [HL] 2021-22
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
2nd reading (Lords) - Building Safety Bill 2021-22
Monday 7th February 2022
Report stage (Lords) - National Insurance Contributions Bill 2021-22
Wednesday 9th February 2022
Report stage (Lords) - Dissolution and Calling of Parliament 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

Friday 28th January 2022
2nd reading (Lords) - Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement of Part 3) Bill [HL]
2nd reading (Commons) - British Sign Language Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Climate Change Bill 2021-22
Report stage (Commons) - Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Electoral Commission (Abolition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - General Election (Leaders’ Debates) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Homeless People (Current Accounts) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Human Trafficking (Child Protection) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Business of the House Commission Bill 2021-22
Report stage (Commons) - Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Leader of the House of Commons (Election) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - BBC Licence Fee (Abolition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Asylum Seekers (Return to Safe Countries) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Barnett Formula (Replacement) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - BBC Licence Fee Non-Payment (Decriminalisation for Over-75s) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Full Employment Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Green Belt Protection Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Caravan Sites Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (Powers) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Health and Safety at Work Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Housing Standards (Refugees and Asylum Seekers) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Electricity Grid (Review) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Flooding (Prevention and Insurance) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Climate Education Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Members of Parliament (Prohibition of Second Jobs) (Motion) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Ministerial Interests (Emergency Powers) Bill 2021-22
Friday 4th February 2022
Report stage (Commons) - Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill 2021-22
Report stage (Commons) - Down Syndrome Bill 2021-22
Report stage (Commons) - Glue Traps (Offences) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Electoral Candidates (Age) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Prime Minister (Accountability to House of Commons) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Corporate Homicide Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - National Health Service Co-Funding and Co-Payment Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - NHS (Prohibition of Data Transfer) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Benefit Sanctions (Warnings) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Disability Benefit Assessments (Recording) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Asylum Seekers (Accommodation Eviction Procedures) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Plastic Pollution Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Automated External Defibrillators (Public Access) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Evictions (Universal Credit) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Asylum Seekers (Permission to Work) (No. 2) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Unsolicited Explicit Images and Deepfake Pornography Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Schools and Educational Settings (Essential Infrastructure and Opening During Emergencies) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Plastics (Wet Wipes) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Child Criminal Exploitation Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Digital Devices (Access for Next of Kin) Bill 2021-22
Friday 25th February 2022
Report stage (Commons) - Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Energy Pricing Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - City of Bradford (Referendum on Shipley and Keighley) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Asylum Seekers (Permission to Work) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Kinship Care (Parental Leave) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Human Trafficking (Sentencing) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Rule of Law (Enforcement by Public Authorities) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Local Electricity Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Pension Transfers (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Investigation) Bill Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Bereavement Leave and Pay (Stillborn and Miscarried Babies) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Devolution (Employment) (Scotland) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - House of Lords (Elected Senate) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Hares (Closed Season) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Digitally Altered Body Images Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Prisons (Violence) Bill 2021-22
Friday 18th March 2022
2nd reading (Commons) - Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL] 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Clean Air Targets (World Health Organization Guidelines) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Education Employment (Accompaniment to Hearings) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Goods Delivery Services Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Commercial Rent (Prohibition of Upward-Only Reviews) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Climate and Ecology Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Palestine Statehood (Recognition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Employment (Caring Leave) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Conversion Therapy (Prohibition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - British Goods (Public Sector Purchasing Duty) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Crown Estate (Devolution to Wales) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Miscarriage Leave Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - North Northamptonshire (Urgent Care Facilities) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Consumer Pricing Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Broadcasting (Listed Sporting Events) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) (No. 2) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Armenian Genocide (Recognition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Hunting Trophy Import (Prohibition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Employment (Application Requirements) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Employment Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Workers (Employment Security and Definition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Intimate Images (Offences) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Mental Health Provision (Children and Young People) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Paternity (Leave and Pay) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Flexible Working Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Fire and Building Safety (Public Inquiry) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Dogs (DNA Databases) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Israel Arms Trade (Prohibition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Tibet and Xinjiang (Reciprocal Access) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Button Batteries (Safety) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings (No. 2) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Multi-Academy Trusts (Ofsted Inspection) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Planning (Street Plans) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Non-Disclosure Agreements (No. 2) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Hen Caging (Prohibition) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Company Transparency (Carbon in Supply Chains) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Recognition of Armenian Genocide Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Disposable Barbecues Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Peerage Nominations (Disqualification of Party Donors) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Social Media Platforms (Identity Verification) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Hate Crime (Misogyny) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Microplastic Filters (Washing Machines) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Ambulance Waiting Times (Local Reporting) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Dyslexia Screening Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Community Wealth Fund Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Cold Climate Allowance Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Co-operatives (Employee Company Ownership) Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Registration of Overseas Entities Bill 2021-22
2nd reading (Commons) - Consumer Protection (Double Charging) Bill 2021-22