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 4th July 2022 - 10 p.m.
Teaching of medieval history in schools
Tabled By: Alexander Stafford (Conservative - Rother Valley)
Tuesday 5th July 2022 - 7 p.m.
Operation of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive under the Northern Ireland Act 1998
Tabled By: Stephen Farry (Alliance - North Down)
Wednesday 6th July 2022 - 7 p.m.
Provision of health services in Southend West constituency
Tabled By: Anna Firth (Conservative - Southend West)
Thursday 7th July 2022 - 5 p.m.
Dangerous dogs
Tabled By: Wayne David (Labour - Caerphilly)
Monday 11th July 2022 - 10 p.m.
Green space on North Street in Keighley
Tabled By: Robbie Moore (Conservative - Keighley)

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 7th July 2022
Debate on a Motion on economic crime law enforcement resourcing
Thursday 7th July 2022
General debate on the Government’s alcohol taxation considerations and alcohol duty review
Thursday 14th July 2022
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.

Thursday 8th September 2022
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 4th July - 2:30 p.m.

Department for Education

First 5 Oral Questions
Claire Coutinho (Conservative - East Surrey)
What steps his Department is taking to attract science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers to disadvantaged areas.
Peter Aldous (Conservative - Waveney)
What steps his Department is taking to upgrade the further education estate.
Chris Loder (Conservative - West Dorset)
What steps he is taking to improve the quality of classrooms in schools in Dorset.
Dan Carden (Labour - Liverpool, Walton)
What assessment his Department has made of the impact of inflation on school budgets.
Matt Rodda (Labour - Reading East)
What steps he is taking to ensure that childcare is (a) affordable and (b) accessible.

Tuesday 5th July - 11:30 a.m.

Ministry of Justice

First 5 Oral Questions
Chris Evans (Labour (Co-op) - Islwyn)
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in the Probation Service.
Jason McCartney (Conservative - Colne Valley)
What steps he is taking to reduce reoffending rates.
Selaine Saxby (Conservative - North Devon)
What steps he is taking to reduce reoffending.
Aaron Bell (Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme)
What steps his Department is taking to modernise the courts system.
Mary Kelly Foy (Labour - City of Durham)
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the pension age of prison officers on staff (a) recruitment and (b) retention.

Wednesday 6th July - 11:30 a.m.

Wales Office

First 5 Oral Questions
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Labour - Slough)
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the adequacy of the passport application processing service for people in Wales.
John Lamont (Conservative - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support infrastructure investment in Wales.
Craig Williams (Conservative - Montgomeryshire)
What discussions the Government has had with the Welsh Government on the adequacy of cross-border healthcare provision.
Chris Bryant (Labour - Rhondda)
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the time taken to process passport applications for people in Wales.
Alex Davies-Jones (Labour - Pontypridd)
What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the impact of the time taken to process passport applications on people in Wales.

Wednesday 6th July - noon

Prime Minister
First 5 Oral Questions
Ben Everitt (Conservative - Milton Keynes North)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6 July.
Johnny Mercer (Conservative - Plymouth, Moor View)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6 July.
Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6 July.
Matt Western (Labour - Warwick and Leamington)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6 July.
Ian Lavery (Labour - Wansbeck)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6 July.

Thursday 7th July - 9:30 a.m.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

First 5 Oral Questions
Robbie Moore (Conservative - Keighley)
What steps her Department is taking to deliver full-fibre and gigabit-capable broadband by 2025.
Rupa Huq (Labour - Ealing Central and Acton)
What progress she has made on the review of the BBC funding model.
Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour - South Shields)
What recent assessment her Department has made of the impact of increases in the cost of living on charitable giving.
Gerald Jones (Labour - Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)
When she plans to publish the gambling review white paper.
Mark Menzies (Conservative - Fylde)
What steps her Department is taking to deliver full-fibre and gigabit-capable broadband by 2025.

Thursday 7th July - 10:10 a.m.

Attorney General

First 5 Oral Questions
Kieran Mullan (Conservative - Crewe and Nantwich)
What steps she has taken to increase the number of prosecutions relating to domestic violence.
Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
What recent advice she has provided to Cabinet colleagues on the Scottish Government’s proposals to hold a further independence referendum.
Tony Lloyd (Labour - Rochdale)
What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the CPS in ensuring access to justice for the victims of crime.
Craig Williams (Conservative - Montgomeryshire)
What recent assessment she has made of the performance of the CPS in Mid Wales.
Scott Benton (Conservative - Blackpool South)
What steps she is taking to increase prosecution rates for rape.
Monday 11th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 12th July 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 13th July 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Women and Equalities (including Topical Questions)
Wednesday 13th July 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 14th July 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Cabinet Office
Monday 18th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 19th July 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Department of Health and Social Care
Wednesday 20th July 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
President of COP26
Wednesday 20th July 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 21st July 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for International Trade
Monday 5th September 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Home Office
Tuesday 6th September 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Wednesday 7th September 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Northern Ireland Office
Wednesday 7th September 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 8th September 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Monday 12th September 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Tuesday 13th September 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
HM Treasury
Wednesday 14th September 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Scotland Office
Wednesday 14th September 2022 - noon
Prime Minister
Thursday 15th September 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Transport
Monday 19th September 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Department for Education
Tuesday 20th September 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 21st September 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
Wales Office
Wednesday 21st September 2022 - noon
Prime Minister's Question Time
Thursday 22nd September 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 22nd September 2022 - 10:10 a.m.
Attorney General

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 4th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Impact on the economy and society of increasing numbers of people working from home
Tabled By: Lord Howarth of Newport (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 4th July 2022
Supporting a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Tigray Ethiopia
Tabled By: Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 4th July 2022
Preventing avoidable deaths caused by delays to the arrival of paramedic services
Tabled By: Lord Young of Norwood Green (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 4th July 2022
Recent performance of the rail services on the West Coast Main Line provided by Avanti Trains
Tabled By: Lord Snape (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 5th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Humanitarian and security situation in Nigeria
Tabled By: Baroness Cox (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 5th July 2022
Outcome of the Review of Money Laundering Regulations in respect of their impact on Politically Exposed Persons
Tabled By: Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 5th July 2022
Decision by the Information Commissioner's Office to fine and issue an enforcement notice against Clearview AI Inc. in respect of its use of images of UK residents collected from the internet without their knowledge or consent
Tabled By: Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Wednesday 6th July 2022
Preventing Clinical Commissioning Groups denying thyroid patients access to the drug Liothyronine (T3) for the treatment of hypothyroidism
Tabled By: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 6th July 2022
The shortage of workers in England
Tabled By: Lord Londesborough (Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary)
Wednesday 6th July 2022 - 3 p.m.
Progress towards amending the Bread and Flour Regulations to include folic acid fortification
Tabled By: Lord Rooker (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 7th July 2022 - 11 a.m.
Publication of government white paper on the national food strategy
Tabled By: Baroness Boycott (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 7th July 2022
Ensuring secure, affordable and sustainable supplies of food in the UK and the case for guiding the market from a ‘just in time’ to a ‘just in case’ model
Tabled By: Baroness Worthington (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 7th July 2022
Fall in household waste recycling rates in England
Tabled By: Baroness Humphreys (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 11th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Information Commissioner’s Office report 'Who’s Under Investigation: The processing of victims’ personal data in rape and serious sexual offence investigations'
Tabled By: Baroness Thornton (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 11th July 2022
Increasing financial inclusion in the UK
Tabled By: Lord Holmes of Richmond (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 11th July 2022
How the government white paper: 'Up next – the government’s vision for the broadcasting sector' will support original British content and the UK creative industries
Tabled By: Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 11th July 2022
Access to new vaccines under the temporary waiver of provisions of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), agreed at the World Trade Organisation’s Ministerial Conference on 17 June
Tabled By: Lord Browne of Ladyton (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 12th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Improving financial education for 11-16 year olds since it became a statutory part of the citizenship national curriculum
Tabled By: Baroness Sater (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 12th July 2022
Amending the Misuse of Drugs (Amendments) (Cannabis and Licence Fees) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2018 to enable GPs to prescribe cannabis to patients
Tabled By: Baroness Meacher (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 12th July 2022
Role of volunteering within the UK’s international development strategy
Tabled By: Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 13th July 2022 - 3 p.m.
Government discussions with NATO member states on progress in conflict in Ukraine
Tabled By: Lord Campbell-Savours (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Financial support for low income families with children to help with the increased cost of living
Tabled By: Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Avoiding significant settlements, and consequent speed restrictions, on the route of HS2 rail line in the area above the Cheshire salt mines
Tabled By: Lord Berkeley (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 14th July 2022 - 11 a.m.
Granting an amnesty to the 43 per cent of people who were issued with Fixed Penalty Notices during the COVID-19 lockdowns and who have not paid them, and refunding the remaining 57 per cent of people who did pay them
Tabled By: Lord Strathcarron (Conservative - Excepted Hereditary)
Thursday 14th July 2022
Operation Kenova investigation into past paramilitary criminal offences in Northern Ireland
Tabled By: Lord Hain (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 14th July 2022
Discussions with the US government about the participation of the UK in the semiquincentennial commemorations of the American War of Independence beginning in 2025
Tabled By: Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 18th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
Forecasts of an economic downturn later this year
Tabled By: Lord Haskel (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 18th July 2022
Whether the government intend to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights
Tabled By: Lord Roberts of Llandudno (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)
Monday 18th July 2022
Government consideration given to advising Her Majesty The Queen to add “The Faithful” to her title
Tabled By: Lord Farmer (Conservative - Life peer)
Monday 18th July 2022
Date for the start of the misconduct hearing relating to Mr Mike Veale announced by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland in August 2021
Tabled By: Lord Lexden (Conservative - Life peer)
Tuesday 19th July 2022 - 2:30 p.m.
The number of governments departments which offer paid or unpaid leave to their staff who have caring responsibilities
Tabled By: Baroness Pitkeathley (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 19th July 2022
Improving employment rights for workers in Great Britain
Tabled By: Lord Woodley (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 19th July 2022
Ensuring that airports and airlines in the UK have enough staff to ensure that British holiday makers do not have their holidays cancelled or delayed this summer
Tabled By: Lord Dubs (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th July 2022 - 3 p.m.
Ensuring service charges paid by leaseholders are fair and reasonable
Tabled By: Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th July 2022
Full rollout and total cost of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme in comparison with the original estimate
Tabled By: Lord Harris of Haringey (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th July 2022
Government policy on a future request from the Scottish Parliament for a further referendum on independence
Tabled By: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 21st July 2022
Giving the power to fine firms who do not answer the telephone to customers within 10 minutes
Tabled By: Baroness Stowell of Beeston (Conservative - Life peer)
Thursday 21st July 2022
Variations in the quality of primary care across England including access to GP services
Tabled By: Baroness Wheeler (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 21st July 2022
Making the UK a global cryptoasset technology hub
Tabled By: Lord Davidson of Glen Clova (Labour - 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 5th July 2022
Kinship Care: Ten Minute Rule Motion
Tabled By: Munira Wilson (Liberal Democrat - Twickenham)
Wednesday 6th July 2022
Miscarriage Leave: Ten Minute Rule Motion
Tabled By: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
Tuesday 12th July 2022
Pets (Microchips): Ten Minute Rule Motion
Tabled By: James Daly (Conservative - Bury North)
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Details to be provided
Tabled By: Liz Twist (Labour - Blaydon)
Tuesday 19th July 2022
Details to be provided
Tabled By: Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative - Thirsk and Malton)
Wednesday 20th July 2022
Pensions (Extension of automatic enrolment)
Tabled By: Richard Holden (Conservative - North West Durham)

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.

Monday 4th July 2022
Tuesday 5th July 2022
Wednesday 6th July 2022
Thursday 7th July 2022
Monday 11th July 2022
Monday 18th July 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.

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 4th July 2022
Wednesday 6th July 2022
    Third Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
    The draft Financial Services Act 2021 (Prudential Regulation of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms) (Consequential Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2022
    2:30 p.m. - Room 12, Palace of Westminster
Thursday 7th July 2022

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 4th July 2022
    2:30 p.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
    3:30 p.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Measuring and reporting public sector greenhouse gas emissions
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      David Hill - Director General for Environment, Rural and Marine at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
      Sarah Munby - Permanent Secretary at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
      Ben Rimmington - Director General Net Zero Buildings and Industry at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
      Steve Field - Director of Climate, Energy and Environment at HM Treasury


    3:30 p.m. - Room 16, Palace of Westminster
      Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Exempt Accommodation
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Eddie Hughes MP - Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
      Cathy Page - Deputy Director for Supported Housing, Domestic Abuse and Home Adaptations (Disabled Facilities Grant) at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
      David Rutley MP - Minister for Welfare Delivery at Department for Work and Pensions
      James Wolfe - Director, Disability and Housing Support at Department for Work and Pensions


Tuesday 5th July 2022
    9:30 a.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Promoting Britain abroad
      At 10.00am: Oral evidence
      Nigel Huddleston MP - Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Civil Society at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      At 11.00am: Oral evidence
      Chris Philp MP - Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
      Ben Dean - Director of Sport, Gambling and Platinum Jubilee at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport


    9:45 a.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The Semiconductor Industry in the UK
      At 10.15am: Oral evidence
      Toni Versluijs - General Manager, BG MOS Discretes and Country Manager at Nexperia UK
      Americo Lemos - Chief executive officer at IQE plc
      Simon Thomas - Chief executive officer at Paragraf
      Professor Ken Young - Technology Director at MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre)
      At 10.55am: Oral evidence
      Simon Beresford-Wylie - Chief executive officer at Imagination Technologies
      Dr Andrew Rickman - Chief executive officer at Rockley Photonics
      Paul Williamson - Senior Vice President and General Manager, Client Line of Business at Arm
      At 11.35am: Oral evidence
      Rina Pal-Goetzen - Director of Global Policy at Semiconductor Industry Association
      Trish Blomfield - UK Country Manager at Intel


    11 a.m. - Room 6, Palace of Westminster
    2 p.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Defence Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: National Shipbuilding Strategy Refresh
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence
      Vice Admiral Sir Chris Gardner KBE - Director General (Ships), Defence Equipment & Support at Ministry of Defence
      Rear Admiral Paul Marshall CBE - Director Navy Acquisition, Senior Responsible Owner – T31 and FSS at Ministry of Defence
      Rear Admiral Rex Cox - CEO National Shipbuilding Office at Ministry of Defence


    2 p.m. - Room 15, Palace of Westminster
      Justice Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The role of adult custodial remand in the criminal justice system
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Peter Dawson - Director at Prison Reform Trust
      Penelope Gibbs - Director at Transform Justice
      Professor Anthea Hucklesby - Professor of Criminal Justice and Head of the School of Social Policy at University of Birmingham
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Professor Mark Elliott - Professor of Public Law and Chair of the Faculty of Law at University of Cambridge
      Professor Gavin Phillipson - Professor of Law at University of Bristol
      Professor Guglielmo Verdirame QC - Professor of International Law at King's College London, and Barrister at Twenty Essex Chambers


    2 p.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Foreign Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Implementing the Integrated Review: Tilt to the Indo-Pacific
      At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
      Dr Alessio Patalano - Professor of War & Strategy in East Asia at King's College London
      Dr Jamie Collier - Senior Threat Intelligence Advisor at Mandiant
      Mihoko Matsubara - Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT Corporation
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      Bill Emmott - Writer and Consultant and Former Editor-in-Chief at The Economist
      Robert Ward - Japan Chair at International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)


Wednesday 6th July 2022
    2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Room 12, Palace of Westminster
      Third Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate
      Subject: The draft Financial Services Act 2021 (Prudential Regulation of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms) (Consequential Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2022

    9:15 a.m. - Room 8, Palace of Westminster
      Home Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Migration and asylum
      At 9.45am: Oral evidence
      Theresa Schleicher - Casework Manager at Medical Justice
      Enver Solomon - Chief Executive at Refugee Council
      Alison Pickup - Director at Asylum Aid
      At 10.45am: Oral evidence
      Rhys Clyne - Senior Researcher at Institute for Government


    9:30 a.m. - Room 5, Palace of Westminster
    1 p.m. - The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Housing Recall
      At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
      Jeremy Pocklington CB - Permanent Secretary at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
      Emran Mian - Director General of Regeneration at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
      Richard Goodman - Director General of Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities


Thursday 7th July 2022
    10:15 a.m. - The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Monday 11th July 2022
    2:45 p.m. - Fully physical meeting
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Regulation of energy suppliers
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Sarah Munby - Permanent Secretary at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
      Joanna Whittington - Director General at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
      Jonathan Brearley - Chief Executive at Ofgem
      Neil Lawrence - Director of Retail at Ofgem


Tuesday 12th July 2022
Wednesday 13th July 2022
    1 p.m. - Fully physical meeting
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Defra’s management of infrastructure to protect against animal health outbreaks
      At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
      Tamara Finkelstein - Permanent Secretary at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
      David Holdsworth - Chief Executive at Animal and Plant Health Agency
      Colin Dingwall - Senior Responsible Owner for the SCAH Programme at Animal and Plant Health Agency
      Sarah Homer - Programme Sponsor for the SCAH Programme at Animal and Plant Health Agency


Monday 18th July 2022
    3:30 p.m. - Fully Physical Meeting
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Improving the Accounting Officer Assessment Process
      At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
      Sir Tom Scholar - Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury
      Cat Little - Director General for Public Spending and Head of the Government Finance Function at HM Treasury
      Alex Chisholm - Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office
      Nick Smallwood - Chief Executive at Infrastructure and Projects Authority


Tuesday 19th July 2022
Wednesday 20th July 2022
    1 p.m. - Fully Physical Meeting
      Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2021-22
      At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
      Peter Schofield - Permanent Secretary at Department for Work & Pensions
      Neil Couling CBE - Director General for Change and Universal Credit Senior Responsible Owner at Department for Work & Pensions
      Bozena Hillyer - Director for Counter Fraud and Compliance and Debt at Department for Work & Pensions


Tuesday 6th September 2022
Wednesday 7th September 2022
Tuesday 13th September 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.

Monday 4th July 2022
    3:30 p.m. - Room 2, Palace of Westminster
      Land Use in England Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: Land Use in England
      At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
      David Evers - Senior Researcher at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
      At 4.30pm: Oral evidence
      Miss Kate Ashbrook - General Secretary at Open Spaces Society
      Tompion Platt - Director of Operations and Advocacy at Ramblers


Tuesday 5th July 2022
    10:30 a.m. - Room 4, Palace of Westminster
      Industry and Regulators Committee - Oral evidence
      Subject: The work of Ofwat
      At 10.30am: Oral evidence
      Professor Catherine Waddams - Professor at University of East Anglia
      At 11.30am: Oral evidence
      Emma Clancy - Chief Executive at Consumer Council for Water


Wednesday 6th July 2022
    10 a.m. - Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Thursday 7th July 2022
Monday 11th July 2022
Tuesday 12th July 2022
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Thursday 14th July 2022
Monday 18th July 2022
Tuesday 19th July 2022
Wednesday 20th July 2022
Thursday 8th September 2022
Wednesday 14th September 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.

Monday 4th July 2022
Wednesday 6th July 2022
    2:45 p.m. - Room 16, Palace of Westminster
      Human Rights (Joint Committee) - Oral evidence
      Subject: Parliament and human rights
      At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
      Paul Evans - Former Commons Clerk, Honorary Senior Research Associate at The Constitution Unit, University College London
      Murray Hunt - Director at Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
      At 3.45pm: Oral evidence
      The Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC - Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers
      The Lord Pannick QC - Barrister at Blackstone Chambers


Wednesday 13th July 2022
Monday 18th July 2022
Wednesday 20th July 2022

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

Monday 4th July 2022
Committee stage (Lords) - Procurement Bill [HL] 2022-23
Report stage (Lords) - UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] 2022-23
Report stage (Commons) - Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill 2022-23
Wednesday 6th July 2022
Report stage (Lords) - Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] 2022-23
Thursday 7th July 2022
Committee stage (Commons) - National Security Bill 2022-23
Tuesday 12th July 2022
Report stage (Commons) - Online Safety Bill 2022-23
Report stage (Lords) - Schools Bill [HL] 2022-23
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Committee stage (Commons) - Northern Ireland Protocol Bill 2022-23

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 15th July 2022
2nd reading (Lords) - Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill [HL] 2022-23
2nd reading (Lords) - Climate and Ecology Bill [HL] 2022-23
2nd reading (Lords) - Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Bill [HL] 2022-23
2nd reading (Lords) - Ballot Secrecy Bill [HL] 2022-23
2nd reading (Lords) - Healthy Homes Bill [HL] 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Shark Fins Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Pensions Dashboards (Prohibition of Indemnification) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Public Advocate (No. 2) Bill 2022-23
Friday 9th September 2022
2nd reading (Commons) - Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Carer’s Leave Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill
2nd reading (Commons) - Care Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Automated External Defibrillators (Public Access) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Domestic Energy (Value Added Tax) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - BBC Licence Fee Non-Payment (Decriminalisation for Over-75s) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Green Belt (Protection) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - House of Lords (Elected Senate) Bill 2022-23
Friday 16th September 2022
2nd reading (Commons) - Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Payments Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - War Pension Scheme and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (Public Inquiry) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Plastics (Wet Wipes) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Ministerial Interests (Public Appointments) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Ministerial Code (Enforcement) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - British Bill of Rights and Withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Paternity (Leave and Pay) Bill 2022-23
Friday 28th October 2022
2nd reading (Commons) - Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Amendment) Bill
2nd reading (Commons) - Prime Minister (Temporary Replacement) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Housing Standards (Refugees and Asylum Seekers) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Asylum Seekers (Permission to Work) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Anonymity of Suspects Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - NHS England (Alternative Treatment) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill 2022-23
Friday 18th November 2022
2nd reading (Commons) - Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Terminal Illness (Support and Rights) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Corporate Homicide Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Telecommunications Infrastructure (Consultation) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - BBC Licence Fee (Abolition) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Mobile Homes (Pitch Fees) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Covid-19 Vaccine Diagnosis and Treatment Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - National Health Service Co-Funding and Co-Payment Bill 2022-23
Friday 25th November 2022
2nd reading (Commons) - Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Child Support (Enforcement) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Carbon Emissions (Buildings) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Fertility Treatment (Employment Rights) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Sexually-motivated Manslaughter (Sentencing) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Business of the House Commission Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Copyright and Performers' Rights (Extended Collective Licensing) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Social Security Benefits (Healthy Eating) Bill 2022-23
Friday 9th December 2022
2nd reading (Commons) - Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Powers of Attorney Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Short-term and Holiday-let Accommodation (Licensing) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Hares (Close Season) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Electoral Commission (Abolition) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Under-Occupancy Penalty (Report) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (Powers) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Barnett Formula (Replacement) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Removal of Titles Bill 2022-23
Friday 20th January 2023
2nd reading (Commons) - Online Sale of Goods (Safety) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Hereditary Titles (Female Succession) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - General Election (Leaders' Debates) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Disability Benefit Assessments (Recording) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Asylum Seekers (Accommodation Eviction Procedures) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Full Employment Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Workers (Rights and Definition) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Rule of Law (Enforcement by Public Authorities) Bill 2022-23
Friday 3rd February 2023
2nd reading (Commons) - Flashing Images Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Health and Safety at Work Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Devolution (Employment) (Scotland) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Caravan Site Licensing (Exemptions of Motor Homes) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (Amendment) Bill 2022-23
Friday 24th February 2023
2nd reading (Commons) - Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Local Authority Boundaries (Referendums) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Human Trafficking (Child Protection) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Children’s Clothing (Value Added Tax) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - British Broadcasting Corporation (Privatisation) Bill 2022-23
Friday 3rd March 2023
2nd reading (Commons) - Firearms Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Human Trafficking (Sentencing) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Universal Credit Sanctions (Zero Hours Contracts) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Benefit Sanctions (Warnings) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill 2022-23
Friday 17th March 2023
2nd reading (Commons) - Chalk Streams (Protection) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Palestine Statehood (Recognition) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Access to Elected Office Fund (Report) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Prime Minister (Accountability to House of Commons) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Evictions (Universal Credit) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Caravan Sites Bill 2022-23
Friday 24th March 2023
2nd reading (Commons) - Public Bodies (Representation from Devolved Nations) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Voter Registration Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Regulatory Impact Assessments Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Participation in Court Proceedings (Live Links) Bill 2022-23
2nd reading (Commons) - Employment (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill 2022-23