Saturday, 8 December 2007

The Week Ahead

As Christmas approaches, all Houses are very busy. As well as business there are numerous social events.

House of Commons

  • MONDAY - 2nd Reading of the Planning Bill
  • TUESDAY - Debate on European Affairs
  • WEDNESDAY - Opposition Day (Debates chose by Liberal Democrats) (1) Northern Rock (2) The Military Covenant
  • THURSDAY - Topical Debate followed by remaining stages of the Crossrail Bill

House of Lords

  • MONDAY - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - Committee (day 3); Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill Grand Committee (day1)
  • TUESDAY - Climate Change Bill Committee ; Climate Change Bill Committee (day 2)
  • WEDNESDAY - Consolidated Fund Bill 2nd Reading; Human Fertilisation & Embryology Bill - Committee (final day); Debate on the Report of the European Union Committee on European Wine: A Better Deal for All; Local Transport Bill Grand Committee (day 2)
  • THURSDAY - Debates on conflict in Africa; and the Severn Barrage FRIDAY - Private Members Bills
House of Representatives
  • MONDAY - Pro forma Session
  • TUESDAY - 22 suspensions bills and H.R. 2764 - Foreign Operations Appropriations/Consolidated Appropriations bill (Rep. Obey – Appropriations)
  • WEDNESDAY ONWARDS - Conference Report on H.R. 2082 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Rep. Reyes – Intelligence); Conference Report on H.R. 1585 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Rep. Skelton – Armed Services) Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 2761 ) – Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act of 2007 (Rep. Frank – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule)

  • The week will begin with consideration of the Farm Bill