Saturday 5 January 2008

The Week Ahead

Although both the Senate and the House of Representatives met in pro-forma sessions on Thursday (to begin the second session of the 110th Congress), the House will not return to legislate until January 15th and the Senate until the 22nd. US attention will be on the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday.

Parliament returns on Monday


Monday 7 January
Oral Questions – Work and Pensions, including Topical Questions
Legislation – Pension Bill – Second reading

Tuesday 8 January
Oral Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions
Ten Minute Rule Bill – Umbilical Cord Blood (Donation) – Mr David Burrowes
Debate – Opposition Day (5th allotted day) – Subject to be announced

Wednesday 9 January
Oral Questions – Northern Ireland; Prime Minister
Ten Minute Rule Bill – Runaway and Missing Children – Helen Southworth
Legislation – Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – Remaining stages

Thursday 10 January
Oral Questions – Innovation, Universities and Skills, including Topical Questions
Business Statement – Leader of the House
Topical Debate – to be announced
Debate – Armed Forces Personnel
Westminster Hall – A debate on the Home Affairs Committee Report on Police Funding


Monday 7 January
Employment Bill [HL] (Second reading)

Tuesday 8 January
Legislation – Climate Change Bill [HL] (Committee stage, day 3)
Legislation – Children and Young Persons Bill [HL] (Grand Committee, day 1, Moses Room 3.30pm)
Question for short debate – on the progress made in implementing the National Audiology Action Plan

Wednesday 9 January
Legislation – Crossrail Bill (Second reading)

Thursday 10 January
Debates– on (1) the United Kingdom’s commitment to participate in the United States missile defence system and (2) on the Action Plan for Community Empowerment: Building on
Success report