Daily News Brief – Tuesday 22nd July
– Cameron warns City: You will be hit by Russia sanctions.
– Government sitting on student loan black hole, politicians warn (also in Daily Express, Daily Mail).
– Osborne to slash the ‘death tax‘ on pension funds.
– David Cameron gets our vote as PM, say Lib Dems.l
– I’m worth less than £20m, insists Blair (also in Daily Mail).
– The school with 471 pupils… and 58 different languages.
– Ross Clark: Straight talk on EU from the new Foreign Secretary.
– My terror helping to stem migrant tide at Calais, by UK driver.
– Curb EU benefit tourism, Whitehall told.
– We’ll form next coalition with Labour, says Lib Dem minister says Ed Davey.
– Stop selling warships to Russia, PM tells France.
– Dominic Grieve says Cameron ‘as bad as Putin‘ if gives MPs human rights veto.
– Melanie Phillips: A British bill of rights won’t restore our liberty “….So even if we wrestle Strasbourg and the Council of Europe to the ground, human rights law would still trump Parliament via the EU. The conclusion must be, therefore, that all roads lead inescapably to Brexit, including the turbulent and troublesome thoroughfare of human rights reform”
– Nicky Morgan to follow Gove policies on free schools and exam system.
– Spending cuts put ‘smaller police forces in jeopardy‘ says watchdog.
– France and Germany accused of going soft on Putin.
– Blair’s warning to Miliband: get out of your comfort zone.
House of Commons
– Oral Questions. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions
– Ten Minute Rule Motion – Mr Philip Hollobone. Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals)
– Public Administration Select Committee. Preservation of historical files in the Civil Service
– Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. Small nuclear power
– Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. The 2022 World Cup bidding process – Greg Dyke, Chairman, Football Association; Jonathan Calvert, Sunday Times Insight Team and Heidi Blake, Sunday Times Insight Team
– Home Affairs Select Committee. The work of the Immigration Directorates (2014 Q1) – James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Security and Immigration, Sarah Rapson, Director General, UK Visas & Immigration Directorate and Mandie Campbell, Director General, Immigration Enforcement Directorate
– Home Affairs Select Committee. The work of the Border Force – Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General, Border Force
House of Lords
– Oral Questions. Selection of the next Secretary-General of the UN and ensuring maximum support for them
– Oral Questions. Sufficiency of midwives in the UK
– Oral Questions. Ensuring that people with learning disabilities inappropriately placed in hospital are able to move to community-based support
– Oral Questions. Any plans to change government policy following the publication of the report ‘Evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: Interim Report’
– Debate. Report of the EU Committee on Strategic guidelines for the EU’s next Justice and Home Affairs programme
– Short Debate. Role of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and its impact on gender equality and the advancement of women in both national and international policy
– Economic and Financial Affairs (EU Sub-Committee A) Committee. Review of the EU Financial Regulatory Framework – (at 10.40am) evidence will be heard from Sharon Bowles former Chair of the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee.
– Economic Affairs Committee (at 2.30pm) evidence will be heard on High Frequency Trading via videolink from Brad Katsuyama, President and Chief Executive Officer of IEX, who features in Michael Lewis’s recent book, Flash Boys; and (at approximately 3.30pm) on Going Concern from Stephen Haddrill and Sir Winfried Bischoff, Financial Reporting Council.
– CITY: Trading updates: Qinetiq (AGM), Royal Mail.
– George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and third in line to the throne, is one year old today.
– LONDON: UK Government to host The Girl Summit against female genital mutilation (FGM).
– GLASGOW: Commonwealth Games Business Conference. The event allows businesses from across the Commonwealth to come together to develop new partnerships. Opening keynote speech from First Minister Alex Salmond, with agenda also including an address from a senior UK cabinet minister and Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney.
– LONDON: Public sector borrowing figures for June are published by the Office for National Statistics.
– GLASGOW: Plaid Cymru leader speaks about independence. Leanne Wood to give an lecture titled ‘Wales and Scotland Our Independent Future’. Organised by Radical Independence Mitchell Library Theatre.