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.

Thursday 13th May 2021 - 5 p.m.
Levelling Up Fund and regeneration of Rother Valley’s high streets
Tabled By: Alexander Stafford (Conservative - Rother Valley)
Monday 17th May 2021 - 10 p.m.
Situation in Ukraine
Tabled By: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow 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.

There no Backbench Business debates currently scheduled

Commons Oral Questions

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

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

In short

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 17th May - 2:30 p.m.

Department for Work and Pensions

First 5 Oral Questions
Steven Bonnar (Scottish National Party - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)
What recent assessment she has made of the potential affect of removing the £20.00 uplift to universal credit on recipients.
Gareth Bacon (Conservative - Orpington)
What recent assessment she has made of the effect of the Kickstart Scheme on levels of employment among young people.
Aaron Bell (Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme)
What steps she is taking to ensure that Universal Credit claimants are able to take advantage of sector specific training opportunities.
Mark Pawsey (Conservative - Rugby)
What steps she is taking to ensure that assessments for health and disability benefits are conducted safely and in a timely manner during the covid-19 outbreak.
Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
What recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of removing the £20 uplift to universal credit on recipients.

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

Ministry of Justice

First 5 Oral Questions
Rob Butler (Conservative - Aylesbury)
What steps his Department is taking to reform sentencing.
Navendu Mishra (Labour - Stockport)
What steps he is taking to tackle legal advice deserts.
Charlotte Nichols (Labour - Warrington North)
What steps he is taking in response to people naming victims of sexual assault.
Laura Trott (Conservative - Sevenoaks)
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the backlog of court cases.
Edward Leigh (Conservative - Gainsborough)
What recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of reforming the Supreme Court.

Wednesday 19th May - 11:30 a.m.

Wales Office

First 5 Oral Questions
Stephen Crabb (Conservative - Preseli Pembrokeshire)
What discussions he has had with the Welsh Government since the 2021 Senedd election.
Peter Gibson (Conservative - Darlington)
What steps his Department is taking to strengthen the Union.
Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West)
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of proposals to devolve aspects of the benefits system to Wales in line with those powers devolved to Scotland.
Christian Matheson (Labour - City of Chester)
What discussions he has had with the Welsh Sennedd Government about cross border transport links
Chris Elmore (Labour - Ogmore)
What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of Wales on the Shared Prosperity Fund
Wednesday 19th May 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 20th May 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 20th May 2021 - 10:10 a.m.
Attorney General
Monday 24th May 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 25th May 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 26th May 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Women and Equalities (including Topical Questions)
Wednesday 26th May 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 27th May 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Cabinet Office
Monday 7th June 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Home Office
Tuesday 8th June 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Department of Health and Social Care
Wednesday 9th June 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
COP26 (including Topical Questions)
Wednesday 9th June 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 10th June 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for International Trade
Monday 14th June 2021 - 2:30 p.m.
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 15th June 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Wednesday 16th June 2021 - 11:30 a.m.
Northern Ireland Office
Wednesday 16th June 2021 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 17th June 2021 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 17th June 2021 - 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 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.

Monday 17th May 2021 - 1 p.m.
Financial support for landmine clearance and the overall reduction in Official Development Assistance
Tabled By: Baroness Northover (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 17th May 2021
Change in referrals to eating disorder services since April 2020
Tabled By: Baroness Bull (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 17th May 2021
Ensuring future reforms to social care consider person-centred dementia care
Tabled By: Baroness Browning (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 17th May 2021
Preparations for the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in Rwanda in June
Tabled By: Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 18th May 2021 - noon
Ending online right-to-work checks for UK nationals
Tabled By: Lord Lucas (Conservative - Excepted Hereditary)
Tuesday 18th May 2021
Proportion of electricity supply to the UK provided from continental Europe
Tabled By: Lord West of Spithead (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 18th May 2021
Assessment of the report by the Railway Industry Association 'Why Rail Electrification?', published on 22 April
Tabled By: Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 19th May 2021 - noon
Merits of underwriting insurance indemnity for all care homes on an equivalent basis to the National Health Service
Tabled By: Baroness Tyler of Enfield (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 19th May 2021
Transport decarbonisation strategy
Tabled By: Baroness Randerson (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 19th May 2021
Co-ordinated implementation of the policies on which respective governments were re-elected, together with the implementation in Wales and Scotland of UK Government policies which impact on the responsibilities of the two devolved administrations
Tabled By: Lord Wigley (Plaid Cymru - Life peer)
Thursday 20th May 2021 - noon
Impact of their biomass electricity subsidies on deforestation in the USA and elsewhere
Tabled By: Lord Randall of Uxbridge (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 20th May 2021
Introduction of a distributed digital identification protocol for the UK
Tabled By: Lord Holmes of Richmond (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 20th May 2021
Financial support to help private sector residential tenants clear rent arrears accrued since the introduction of restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic
Tabled By: Lord Carrington (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Monday 24th May 2021 - 1 p.m.
Increasing the number of social homes for rent
Tabled By: Lord Shipley (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 24th May 2021
Assessment of the current and future incidence of leaseholder bankruptcies attributable to remedial fire safety works and interim fire safety costs
Tabled By: Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops - Bishops)
Monday 24th May 2021
Impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on small service businesses dependent on mobility between the UK and the EU; and what support has been offered to such businesses to preserve their incomes and jobs
Tabled By: Lord Aberdare (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Monday 24th May 2021
Developing environmental land management schemes
Tabled By: Earl of Devon (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Tuesday 25th May 2021 - noon
Net migration to the UK
Tabled By: Lord Green of Deddington (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 25th May 2021
Aims for the outcome of COP26
Tabled By: Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green Party - Life peer)
Tuesday 25th May 2021
Prohibiting the use of pesticides
Tabled By: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Green Party - Life peer)
Wednesday 26th May 2021 - noon
Number of e-scooters being used illegally in London
Tabled By: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Legislation to reduce Overseas Development Assistance funding
Tabled By: Baroness Sugg (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Registering rogue landlords
Tabled By: Baroness Grender (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Thursday 27th May 2021 - noon
Delivering commitments agreed at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government summit
Tabled By: Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 27th May 2021
Situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and reports of human rights violations by the government of Azerbaijan
Tabled By: Baroness Cox (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 27th May 2021
Measures regarding permissive access to footpaths across farmland being used for agri-environment schemes
Tabled By: Baroness Quin (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 7th June 2021 - 1 p.m.
Reduced funding to health partnership schemes used by UK clinicians to support doctors and nurses abroad
Tabled By: Lord Crisp (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 7th June 2021
Publication of a strategy for public engagement and behaviour change to support the target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050
Tabled By: Baroness Boycott (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 7th June 2021
Education in arts subjects in secondary schools
Tabled By: Earl of Clancarty (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Monday 7th June 2021
British Iranian dual nationals being held in Iran
Tabled By: Lord Dubs (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 8th June 2021
Impact of the document 'Aligning UK international support for the clean energy transition guidance' on international fossil fuel investment
Tabled By: Baroness Blackstone (Labour Independent - Life peer)
Tuesday 8th June 2021
Role destination management organisations can have supporting the recovery of the visitor economy from the impact of COVID-19
Tabled By: Lord Ravensdale (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Tuesday 8th June 2021 - noon
Guidance to frontline staff on how to treat vulnerable disability benefit claimants
Tabled By: Baroness Thomas of Winchester (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 9th June 2021 - noon
Enabling more people convicted under now abolished offences relating to homosexual conduct to have their convictions disregarded
Tabled By: Lord Lexden (Conservative - Life peer)
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Avoidable deaths from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome in the UK each year, and steps to introduce screening, in particular for those involved in sporting activities
Tabled By: Baroness Bakewell (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Plans to change the law on use of intercept evidence in criminal trials
Tabled By: Lord Beith (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)

Ten Minute Bills

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

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

In short

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

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

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

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

There no Ten Minute Bills currently scheduled

Westminster Hall Debates

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

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

In short

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

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

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

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

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 17th May 2021
Tuesday 18th May 2021
Wednesday 19th May 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.

Thursday 13th May 2021
    9:15 a.m. - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Overview of costs in the English rail system
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Bernadette Kelly CB - Permanent Secretary at Department for Transport
      Andrew Haines - CEO at Network Rail
      John Larkinson - CEO at Office of Rail and Road
      Conrad Bailey - Interim Director General at Rail Strategy and Services


    11 a.m. - Room 16, Palace of Westminster
      Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Secretary of State for Scotland
      At 11.30am: Oral evidence
      Rt Hon Alister Jack MP - Secretary of State for Scotland at Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland
      Iain Stewart MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, (Minister for Scotland) at Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland
      Laurence Rockey - Director at Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland


    1:50 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Monday 17th May 2021
    1:45 p.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Timeliness of local auditor reporting on local government in England
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Janet Dawson - UK Government and Public Services Assurance Leader at Ernst and Young
      Mark Stocks - Head of Public Sector Assurance at Grant Thornton
      Fiona Baldwin - Head of Audit at Grant Thornton
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Sir Tony Redmond - Author Independent Review into the Oversight of Local Audit and the Transparency of Local Authority Financial Reporting at Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)


Tuesday 18th May 2021
    9 a.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
    9:30 a.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Concussion in sport
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Professor Alistair Burns CBE - National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health at NHS England
      At 10.45am: Oral evidence
      Witness - tbc at Sport England
      Witness tbc - tbc at Sport Scotland
      Dr Rod Jaques - Director of Medical Services at English Institute of Sport
      At 11.30am: Oral evidence
      Witness - tbc at Sport England


    1:45 p.m. - Virtual meeting
Wednesday 19th May 2021
    9:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. - Room 14, Palace of Westminster
    9 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Work and Pensions Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Disability employment gap
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Justin Tomlinson MP - Minister of State (Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work) at Department for Work & Pensions
      John Paul Marks - Director General for Work and Health Services at Department of Work and Pensions
      Angus Gray - Director Employers, Health and Inclusive Employment at Department for Work and Pensions


    2:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The LGBT Advisory Panel
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Jayne Ozanne - Director at Ozanne Foundation
      Paul Martin OBE - Chief Executive at LGBT Foundation
      Ellen Murray - Executive Director at TransgenderNI


Thursday 20th May 2021
    9:15 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Timeliness of local auditor reporting on local government in England
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Jeremy Pocklington CB - Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
      Catherine Frances - Director General, Local Government and Public Services at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
      Tony Crawley - Chief Executive at Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd


Monday 24th May 2021
Tuesday 25th May 2021
    9 a.m. - Virtual Meeting
      Defence Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: UK-French Naval Co-operation: One-off Session
      At 9.30am: Oral evidence
      Rear Admiral Nicolas Vaujour - Rear Admiral at The French Navy
      At 10.30am: Oral evidence
      Professor Patrick Porter - Professor of International Security and Strategy at The University of Birmingham
      Dr David Blagden - Senior Lecturer in International Security at The University of Exeter


Wednesday 26th May 2021
    2 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Environmental Audit Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Water Quality in Rivers
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Alastair Chisholm - Director of Policy at Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
      Bronwyn Buntine - Sustainable Drainage Team Leader at Kent Council
      Ian Titherington - Lead drainage officer at Cardiff Council
      Dr Gabriela Dotro - Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Engineers, Cranfield Water Science Institute at Cranfield University
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Daniel Johns - Head of Public Affairs at Anglian Water Services Ltd
      Lila Thompson - Chief Executive at British Water
      Jo Bradley - UK Director of Operations at Stormwater Shepherds


Thursday 27th May 2021
    2:30 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Petitions Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Brain tumour and childhood cancer research
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Peter Realf - Campaigner at Brain Tumour Research
      Amanda Mifsud - Founder at Abbie's Army
      Fiona Govan - Petition Creator at Private citizen
      Ian Walker - Executive Director of Policy, Information and Communications at Cancer Research UK
      Sue Farrington Smith - Chief Executive at Brain Tumour Research
      Richard Gilbertson - Chair at Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission
      Chris Jones - Professor of Childhood Brain Tumour Biology at Institute of Cancer Research
      The Lord Bethell - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department of Health and Social Care
      Helen Campbell - Portfolio Manager at Department of Health and Social Care
      Mike Batley - Deputy Director of Research Programmes at Department of Health and Social Care


Monday 7th June 2021
Tuesday 8th June 2021
Thursday 10th June 2021
Tuesday 15th June 2021
Thursday 17th June 2021
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Thursday 24th June 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.

Thursday 13th May 2021
Monday 17th May 2021
Tuesday 18th May 2021
    3 p.m. - Virtual meeting
    3 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      International Relations and Defence Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The UK’s security and trade relationship with China
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Sir Sherard Cowper Coles - Chair at British Business Council, and Group Head of Public Affairs at HSBC
      Fang Wenjian - Chair at China Chamber of Commerce in the UK, and General Manager at Bank of China in London
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Linda Yueh - Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall at University of Oxford, and Adjunct Professor at London Business School
      Professor Wei Liang - Middlebury Institute of International Studies at University of Monterey


Wednesday 19th May 2021
Thursday 20th May 2021
Tuesday 25th May 2021
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Friday 28th May 2021
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Wednesday 30th June 2021
Wednesday 7th 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 19th May 2021
    2:40 p.m. - Virtual meeting
      Human Rights (Joint Committee) - Oral evidence
      Subject: Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Jake Bowers
      Martin Gallagher
      Mark Willers QC, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Mike Stamp, National Police Chiefs' Council
      Jessica McCormick, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers



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

There are no Government Bill debates currently scheduled

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