Washminster

Washminster
Washminster

Saturday, 22 March 2008

The Week Ahead

Congress continues its Easter Break (although the Senate will meet in pro forma session - in order to ensure that there are no abuses of the recess appointments system).


Westminster returns on Tuesday.

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Tuesday 25 March
The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-2.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -
09.30-11.00 Remploy
11.00-12.30 Prison policy
12.30-13.00 Mission in Helmand Province
13.00-13.30 Rural development overseas
13.30-14.00 Town and village greens and planning

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions
Presentation of Bill - Sustainable Energy (Local Plans) Bill - Alan Simpson
Debate - Opposition Day (8th allotted day) - Iraq Inquiry
Motion - To approve the Local Government Finance Special Grant Report (No.129) [HC 256]
Adjournment - Tina Thompson and war widows pensions - Lynda Waltho

Wednesday 26 March

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -
09.30-11.00 Government policy on park home sites
11.00-11.30 Delivery of public services in the South West by Southwest One and IBM
14.30-16.00 Development of nuclear weapons at Aldermaston
16.00-16.30 Changes in planning law affecting high street shops
16.30-17.00 Recycling of plastics

The House will sit at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Northern Ireland; Prime Minister
Legislation - Local Transport Bill [HL] - Second reading
Adjournment - Co-operative model in education in Portsmouth - Sarah McCarthy-Fry

Thursday 27 March

The House will sit at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Innovation, Universities and Skills, including Topical Questions
Business Statement - Leader of the House
Topical debate - to be announced

Motions - relating to House of Commons Business:
i) Parliamentary Contribution Pension Fund
ii) 7th Report of the Standard and Privileges Committee on Employment of family members through the staffing allowance, Session 2007-08, [HC 436]
Adjournment - Boston's road infrastructure - Mark Simmonds

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm for a Debate on Strategic Export Controls: 2007 Review, First Joint Report from the Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees, Session 2006-07, HC 117, and the Government's response, Cm 7260

HOUSE OF LORDS

Tuesday 25th March

Children and Young Persons Bill [HL] - Third Reading
Health and Social Care Bill - Second Reading

Wednesday 26th March

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill - Report

Thursday 27th March

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to call attention to financial inequality in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Howarth of Newport to call attention to the case for encouraging high-quality architecture in the United Kingdom and for ensuring that design quality is taken into account by local planning authorities; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Alcohol Labelling Bill [HL] - Committee

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