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.

Monday 1st March 2021 - 10 p.m.
Protection of leaseholders from fire safety remediation costs
Tabled By: Stephen Morgan (Labour - Portsmouth South)
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - 7 p.m.
Statutory sick pay levels and the covid-19 outbreak
Tabled By: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 - 7 p.m.
Positions of trust and the Sexual Offences Act 2003
Tabled By: Sarah Champion (Labour - Rotherham)
Thursday 4th March 2021 - 5 p.m.
British Council and the Integrated Review
Tabled By: John Baron (Conservative - Basildon and Billericay)
Monday 8th March 2021 - 10 p.m.
Flooding caused by disused mineworks in Skewen
Tabled By: Stephen Kinnock (Labour - Aberavon)

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 11th March 2021
Business to be determined by the Backbench Business Committee

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.

Monday 1st March - 2:30 p.m.

Department for Education

First 5 Oral Questions
Julian Sturdy (Conservative - York Outer)
What support his Department is providing to help children catch up on learning lost during the covid-19 outbreak.
Andrew Gwynne (Labour - Denton and Reddish)
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for sixth form students.
Felicity Buchan (Conservative - Kensington)
What steps his Department is taking to support university students facing financial hardship as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.
Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour - South Shields)
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of school breakfast provision throughout England.
Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the attainment of pupils in receipt of free school meals.
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Wednesday 3rd March - 11:30 a.m.

Northern Ireland Office

First 5 Oral Questions
Mark Eastwood (Conservative - Dewsbury)
What recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Northern Ireland Executive on the supply of covid-19 vaccines in Northern Ireland.
Philip Hollobone (Conservative - Kettering)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on (a) the EU's approach to and (b) future implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Graham Stringer (Labour - Blackley and Broughton)
What assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
What recent discussions the Government has had with the EU on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Stephen Farry (Alliance - North Down)
What steps the Government is taking to help reduce the administrative burden for businesses involved with the movement of goods into Northern Ireland since the UK's departure from the EU.

Wednesday 3rd March - noon

Prime Minister's Question Time
First 5 Oral Questions
Kim Johnson (Labour - Liverpool, Riverside)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 3 March.
John Stevenson (Conservative - Carlisle)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 3 March.
Liam Fox (Conservative - North Somerset)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 3 March.
Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 3 March.
Mike Wood (Conservative - Dudley South)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 3 March.

Thursday 4th March - 9:30 a.m.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

First 5 Oral Questions
Laurence Robertson (Conservative - Tewkesbury)
If he will increase the number of bridleways to improve the safety of horse riders; and if he will make a statement.
Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat - North East Fife)
What assessment he has made of the effect of the UK-EU trade and co-operation agreement on Scottish fishing businesses.
Neale Hanvey (Scottish National Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the UK’s potential future divergence from (a) agricultural and (b) environmental EU standards.
Theresa Villiers (Conservative - Chipping Barnet)
What steps he is taking to improve protection for nature and biodiversity.
Mary Robinson (Conservative - Cheadle)
What recent progress he has made on establishing the Office for Environmental Protection.

Thursday 4th March - 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
Munira Wilson (Liberal Democrat - Twickenham)
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Church of England administered in grants to churches for the purpose of restoration in the last financial year.
Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent assessment the Commission has made of its effectiveness in making the House of Commons a covid-secure environment.
Kim Johnson (Labour - Liverpool, Riverside)
To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to improve the levels of electoral registration among young people.
Kerry McCarthy (Labour - Bristol East)
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to increase public transparency of its landholdings.
John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, if the Electoral Commission will investigate the potential merits of strengthening regulations on third-party campaigners.
Monday 8th March 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 9th March 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
HM Treasury
Wednesday 10th March 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Scotland Office
Wednesday 10th March 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 11th March 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Transport
Monday 15th March 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 16th March 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 17th March 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Wales Office
Wednesday 17th March 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 18th March 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 18th March 2021 - 10:10 a.m.
Attorney General
Wednesday 24th March 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.

Monday 1st March 2021
Allowing cadet forces to resume face-to-face activities
Tabled By: Lord Lingfield (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 1st March 2021
Use of domestic energy efficiency retrofitting to meet the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
Tabled By: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Green Party - Life peer)
Monday 1st March 2021
Conducting diplomatic relations with the government of the United States on the basis of sovereign equality
Tabled By: Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 1st March 2021
Requests from Commonwealth countries to discuss reciprocal pension agreements in the last two years and which countries have made such requests
Tabled By: Lord Randall of Uxbridge (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Supporting the economy of Ynys Mon following Horizon Nuclear Power's decision to drop their planning bid at Wylfa Newydd
Tabled By: Baroness Humphreys (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Tabled By: Lord Moylan (Conservative - Life peer) Department for Transport
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Redress scheme for women and families who have been harmed by sodium valproate following Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review: First Do No Harm, published on 8 July 2020
Tabled By: Lord O'Shaughnessy (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 - noon
Report by KPMG 'Northampton Borough Council: Report in the public interest regarding the Council’s loans to Northampton Town Football Club'
Tabled By: Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Programme and timetable for refugee resettlements under the UK Resettlement Scheme
Tabled By: Baroness Ludford (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Tabled By: Lord German (Liberal Democrat - Life peer) Wales Office
Thursday 4th March 2021 - noon
Use of British Board of Film Classifications ratings for user generated content on video sharing platforms
Tabled By: Lord Grade of Yarmouth (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 4th March 2021
Reflecting the views of the children consulted as part of the Review of Representative Action Provisions, Section 189 Data Protection Act 2018
Tabled By: Baroness Kidron (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 4th March 2021
Government discussions with UK fishing industry representatives during UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement negotiations
Tabled By: Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 8th March 2021
Increasing the number of women holding elected office in the UK
Tabled By: Baroness Gale (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 8th March 2021
Increasing the take up of Pension Credit
Tabled By: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 8th March 2021
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on provision for teenagers in the care system
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of Worcester (Bishops - Bishops)
Monday 8th March 2021
Report by the TUC 'Working mums: Paying the price'
Tabled By: Baroness Donaghy (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 9th March 2021 - noon
Level of unemployed people over the age of 50
Tabled By: Lord Haskel (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Tabled By: Lord Crisp (Crossbench - Life peer) Department of Health and Social Care
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Increasing women's equality globally
Tabled By: Baroness Nye (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 10th March 2021 - noon
Supply of modern foreign language teachers
Tabled By: Baroness Coussins (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Inclusion of women, and groups representing women, in the development of policies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tabled By: Baroness Wilcox of Newport (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Completion of design and development research for the UK Global Navigation Satellite System
Tabled By: Lord West of Spithead (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 11th March 2021 - noon
Addressing global population growth and COP26
Tabled By: Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 11th March 2021
Visa and work permit requirements for touring in the EU on music and performing arts students in the UK
Tabled By: Lord Black of Brentwood (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 11th March 2021
Prohibiting the flaring of gas on off-shore gas rigs within the UK's exclusive economic zone
Tabled By: Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 15th March 2021 - 1 p.m.
Reducing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the BAME community
Tabled By: Lord Woolley of Woodford (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 15th March 2021
Impact of the Northern lreland Protocol on businesses in Nl and progress made with the EU on resolving issues with the Protocol
Tabled By: Lord Hay of Ballyore (Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer)
Monday 15th March 2021
Representations made to the government of India regarding restrictions imposed on the freedoms of NGOs and academics
Tabled By: Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 15th March 2021
Increased levels of self-harm among women prisoners
Tabled By: Baroness Eaton (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 16th March 2021 - noon
Engaging the public to ensure the behaviour changes recommended by the Climate Change Committee are realised
Tabled By: Baroness Blackstone (Labour Independent - Life peer)
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Work of the Independent Office for Police Conduct
Tabled By: Lord Lexden (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Reported abuses of human rights in Zimbabwe
Tabled By: Baroness Hoey (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Wednesday 17th March 2021 - noon
Reports of increased NHS admissions for drug-related mental health treatment since January 2011
Tabled By: Lord Farmer (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 17th March 2021
Trade Union consultation and publication of the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform (TIGRR) review into existing employment rights and reform recommendations
Tabled By: Lord Hendy (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 17th March 2021
Government discussions with the UN regarding the detention of Princess Latifa of the United Arab Emirates
Tabled By: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Thursday 18th March 2021 - noon
A new Chair of the Office of Communications
Tabled By: Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 18th March 2021
Impact on food prices of the changes to agricultural policy set out in 'The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024'
Tabled By: Lord Carrington (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Thursday 18th March 2021
China’s treatment of Uighurs and entry into Taiwanese airspace
Tabled By: Baroness D'Souza (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 22nd March 2021
Increasing the uptake of heat pumps in domestic premises
Tabled By: Lord Oates (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 22nd March 2021
Role of British judges in courts in Hong Kong and plans to prevent such judges from participating in such courts
Tabled By: Lord Truscott (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Monday 22nd March 2021
Assisting people with disabilities with the additional financial costs associated with standing for elected office
Tabled By: Baroness Jolly (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 22nd March 2021
Addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the welfare, rehabilitation, sentence management and mental health, of prisoners
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of Gloucester (Bishops - Bishops)
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 - noon
Findings of the government consultation on the proposal to add folic acid to flour
Tabled By: Lord Rooker (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Enabling children who commit offences to be tried and sentenced according to the youth justice system
Tabled By: Baroness Sater (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Removing anonymity from persons who post racist and grossly offensive material attacking public figures
Tabled By: Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 24th March 2021 - noon
Reducing food waste
Tabled By: Lord Palmer (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Wednesday 24th March 2021
Statements by Professor David Miller about Jewish students and government discussions with the University of Bristol and the police regarding the safety of such students
Tabled By: Lord Austin of Dudley (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Wednesday 24th March 2021
Assistance to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in preparation for the end of her sentence in March
Tabled By: Lord Dubs (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 25th March 2021 - noon
The decline in the number of human rights abuses in Bahrain and the impact of their Integrated Activity Fund on human rights
Tabled By: Lord Scriven (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 25th March 2021
Reform of the Child Maintenance Service
Tabled By: Lord Farmer (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 25th March 2021
Resolving the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen
Tabled By: Lord Roberts of Llandudno (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)

Ten Minute Bills

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

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

In short

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Banking Services (Post Offices)
Tabled By: Duncan Baker (Conservative - North Norfolk)
Monday 8th March 2021
Details to be provided
Tabled By: Karen Buck (Labour - Westminster North)
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Details to be provided
Tabled By: Aaron Bell (Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme)
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Pig Husbandry (Farrowing)
Tabled By: David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
Wednesday 17th March 2021
Details to be provided
Tabled By: Brendan Clarke-Smith (Conservative - Bassetlaw)

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.

There no Westminster Hall debates currently scheduled

Opposition Day Debates

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

In short

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

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

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

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

There no Opposition Day debates currently scheduled

Secondary Legislation Debates

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

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

In short

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

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

Monday 1st March 2021
    First Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
    The draft Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Coronavirus, Nomination of Candidates) (Amendment) Order 2021, The draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 2021

    4:30 p.m. - Room 14, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Wednesday 3rd March 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.

Monday 1st March 2021
    3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Treasury Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The Financial Conduct Authority’s Regulation of London Capital & Finance plc
      (at 3:30 pm) Nikhil Rathi, Chief Executive, Financial Conduct Authority Charles Randell, Chairman, Financial Conduct Authority

    4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Petitions Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: E-petition session: TV licensing
      (at 4:30 pm) Members of Parliament, Members of Parliament, House of Commons Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Virtual meeting
      Health and Social Care Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Department's White Paper on health and social care
      (at 9:30 am) Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King's Fund Hugh Alderwick, Head of Policy, The Health Foundation Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, The Nuffield Trust
      (at 10:30 am) Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association Sir Robert Francis, Chair, Healthwatch England Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers


    9 a.m. - noon - Virtual meeting
      Committee on Standards - Oral evidence
      Subject: Code of Conduct
      (at 9:30 am) Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute
      (at 10:30 am) Ken Gall, President, FDA, Trade Union Side, House of Commons Dave Penman, General Secretary, FDA, House of Commons


    1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Justice Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Court Capacity, The Future of Legal Aid
      (at 2:30 pm) Dame Vera Baird DBE QC Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales Penelope Gibbs, Director, Transform Justice Jodie Blackstock, Legal Director, JUSTICE
      (at 3:30 pm) Nimrod Ben-Cnaan, Head of Policy and Profile, Law Centres Network Jo Underwood, Head of Strategic Litigation, Shelter


    1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Foreign Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Xinjiang detention camps
      (at 2:30 pm) Dr Samantha Hoffman, Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) Dr Radomir Tylecote, Director, Defence and Security for Democracy Unit, Civitas
      (at 3:30 pm) Chloe Cranston, Business and Human Rights Manager, Anti-Slavery International Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch


    2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Seafood and Meat Exports to the EU
      (at 2:30 pm) Mrs Donna Fordyce, Chief Executive, Seafood Scotland Sarah Horsfall, Co-Chief Executive, Shellfish Association of Great Britain Martyn Youell, Senior Manager of Fisheries and Quota, Waterdance
      (at 3:30 pm) Mr Nick Allen, Chief Executive Officer, British Meat Processors Association Charlie Dewhirst, Senior Policy Advisor, National Pig Association Dan Phipps, Chairman, National Sheep Association


    2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Defence Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: NATO, US and UK Defence Relations
      (at 2:30 pm) Dr Rob Johnson, Director of the Oxford Changing Character of War Centre, Oxford University Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Professor Wyn Rees, Professor of International Security, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

Wednesday 3rd March 2021
    9 a.m. - noon - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Transport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector: follow-up
      (at 9:00 am) Simon Calder, Senior Travel Editor, The Independent (newspaper)
      (at 9:30 am) Karen Dee, Chief Executive, Airports Operators Association Tim Hawkins, Chief of Staff, Manchester Airports Group Michael O'Leary, Chief Executive, Ryanair
      (at 11:00 am) Robert Courts MP, Minister for Aviation, Department for Transport Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority


    9 a.m. - noon - The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
    9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Virtual meeting
      Work and Pensions Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
      (at 9:30 am) Dr Keetie Roelen, Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection, Institute of Development Studies Dr Dominic Richardson, Chief, Social Policy and Economic Analysis, UNICEF Innocenti
      (at 10:30 am) Dr Kitty Stewart, Associate Professor of Social Policy and Associate Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics & Political Science Edward Davies, Policy Director, Centre for Social Justice Helen Barnard, Director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


    2 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Environmental Audit Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Green Jobs
      (at 2:30 pm) Ms Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Mr Iain Patton, Chief Executive Officer, EAUC - The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education Meg Baker, Director of Education, Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS-UK) Graham Petersen, Secretary, Greener Jobs Alliance Lee Jowett, Fellow, National Association for Environmental Education
      (at 3:40 pm) Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Samantha Smith, Director, Just Transition Centre Kevin Bentley, Chair, Local Government Association’s People & Places Board


Thursday 4th March 2021
    8:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Virtual meeting
    9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
      (at 10:00 am) Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS, Chief Executive Officer, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Jo Shanmugalingam, Director General, Industrial Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Scotland and the Shared Prosperity Fund
      (at 11:30 am) Professor David Bell, Professor, University of Stirling Professor John Bachtler, Professor of European Policy Studies and Director of the European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
      (at 12:15 pm) Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government Hilary Pearce, Deputy Director, European Structural Funds and Subsidy Control, Scottish Government


    1:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual Meeting
      Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Take up of the COVID-19 vaccines in BAME communities and women
      (at 2:30 pm) Zara Mohammed, Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain Dr Shola Adeaga, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Pastor, Jesus House Dr Christine Ekechi, Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
      (at 3:30 pm) Professor Lucy Chappell, NIHR Research Professor in Obstetrics, Kings College London Dr Mary Ross Davie, Director for Scotland, The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Professor Nicola Stonehouse, Professor in Molecular Virology, University of Leeds


Monday 8th March 2021
    1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Environmental tax measures
      (at 2:30 pm) Jim Harra, Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury Beth Russell, Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury Ruth Stanier, Director General, Customer Strategy and Tax Design, HM Revenue and Customs

Tuesday 9th March 2021
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Tuesday 6th April 2021
Tuesday 4th May 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.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL]
      (at 11:00 am) Ian Dungavell, Chief Executive, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Martin Adeney, Chair, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Paula Swift David Jones Nick Evans, Parliamentary Agent, BDB Pitmans LLP

    2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL]
      (at 2:00 pm) Ian Dungavell, Chief Executive, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Martin Adeney, Chair, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Paula Swift David Jones Nick Evans, Parliamentary Agent, BDB Pitmans LLP

    3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Communications and Digital Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Freedom of expression online
      (at 3:00 pm) Alan Rusbridger, Member, Facebook Oversight Board Kate Klonick, Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law, St John's University
      (at 4:00 pm) Professor Damien Geradin, Founding Partner, Geradin Partners Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law and Director, Competition Law Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law


Wednesday 3rd March 2021
    10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL]
      (at 10:30 am) Ian Dungavell, Chief Executive, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Martin Adeney, Chair, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Paula Swift David Jones Nick Evans, Parliamentary Agent, BDB Pitmans LLP

    2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Highgate Cemetery Bill [HL]
      (at 2:00 pm) Ian Dungavell, Chief Exacutive, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Martin Adeney, Chair, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Paula Swift David Jones Nick Evans, Parliamentary Agent, BDB Pitmans LLP

    3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting (webcast)
      Public Services Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: ‘Levelling up’ and public services
      (at 3:00 pm) Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive, Health Foundation Mr Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN Dr Stefan Speckesser, Associate Dean, Brighton Business School, Brighton University
      (at 4:00 pm) John Harris, Columnist, The Guardian Isabel Hardman, Assistant Editor, The Spectator Sebastian Payne, Whitehall Editor, Financial Times


Thursday 4th March 2021
    10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Thursday 11th March 2021
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Wednesday 17th March 2021
    10 a.m. - noon - Virtual meeting (webcast)
Thursday 25th March 2021
Friday 26th March 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.

Monday 1st March 2021
    2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) - Private Meeting

    4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) - Oral evidence
      Subject: National security machinery
      (at 4:00 pm) Rt Hon David Cameron
      (at 5:00 pm) Lord Ricketts


Wednesday 3rd March 2021
    2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Human Rights (Joint Committee) - Private Meeting

    3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) - Private Meeting

Thursday 4th March 2021
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Virtual meeting
      Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission - Private Meeting


General Committee Meetings

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

There are no Joint 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).

Monday 1st March 2021
      Legislation

      Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 3) - Earl Howe



    2:30 p.m.
      Legislation

      Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 3) - Earl Howe



Tuesday 2nd March 2021
      Legislation

      National Security and Investment Bill – committee stage (day 1) - Lord Callanan



Wednesday 3rd March 2021
      Legislation

      Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 4) - Earl Howe



Thursday 4th March 2021
      Short debate

      Promotion of anti-slavery projects throughout the Commonwealth - Lord Chidgey



Tuesday 9th March 2021
      Legislation

      National Security and Investment Bill – Committee stage (day 2) - Lord Callanan



Monday 15th March 2021
      Legislation

      National Security and Investment Bill – committee stage (day 3) - Lord Callanan




Government Bill Debate Schedule

Government Bills currently scheduled for debate before Parliament.

In short

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

Monday 1st March 2021
Report stage: House of Lords - Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill 2019-21
Committee stage: House of Lords - Financial Services Bill 2019-21
Ping Pong - Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill 2019-21
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Committee stage: House of Lords - National Security and Investment Bill 2019-21
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Report stage: House of Lords - Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2019-21
Thursday 4th March 2021
Ping Pong - Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill 2019-21
Monday 8th March 2021
Report stage: House of Lords - Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Committee stage: House of Lords - Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Report stage: House of Lords - Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill 2019-21

Private Members Bill Debate Schedule

Dates have been set for the following Private Members Bill debates

In short

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

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

There are no Private Members' Bill debates currently scheduled