The week in Westminster: May 14th - 18th

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The week in Westminster: May 14th - 18th
The week in Westminster: May 14th - 18th

Both Lords and Commons are spending the bulk of the week debating the Queen's Speech, as the government gears up to introduce its new bills to parliament.

COMMONS

Monday

Queen's Speech debate - business and economy
Adjournment debate - payment under the Riot (Damages) Act 1986


Tuesday

Questions - justice
Queen's Speech debate - foreign affairs and international development
Adjournment debate - redeveloping Lowestoft train station

Wednesday

Questions - Northern Ireland
Prime minister's questions
Queen's Speech debate - cost of living
Adjournment debate - Peel Holdings and planning law

Thursday

Questions - energy and climate change
Queen's Speech debate - jobs and growth
Adjournment debate - disappearance of John Lawton

LORDS

Monday

Questions - aviation policy, youth unemployment, Pakistan's prime minister, working tax credits
Queen's Speech debate - constitutional affairs

Tuesday

Questions - NHS risk register, police discipline and corruption, Democratic Republic of Congo mining asset sales
Queen's Speech debate - Education, Culture, Home Affairs, Health, Law and Justice and Welfare

Wednesday

Questions - tax reliefs and green growth, eurozone developments, youth unemployment
Queen's Speech debate - Agriculture, Business, the Economy, Environment, Local Government and Transport

Thursday

Questions - Sudan humanitarian situation, finance for SMEs, Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances
Queen's Speech debate - Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development

PICK OF THE COMMITTEES

Tuesday

10:15 - immigration minister Damian Green, before home affairs committee, on: The work of the UK Border Agency and Border Force

10:30 - former chancellor Alistair Darling, before public administration select committee, on: operation of the honours system

Thursday

10:00 - constitutional reform minister Mark Harper, before political and constitutional reform committee, on: introducing a statutory register for lobbyists

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