With the Eastleigh by-election behind us, Westminster can return to the act of governing, in theory at least. The coalition escaped having to answer questions on Lord Rennard and sexual harassment during prime minister's questions last week, so it would appear they are in the clear unless some new scandal arises.

One scandal stubbornly refusing to go away is the one regarding horsemeat. Several organisations will appear before the environment, food and rural affairs committee to discuss the contamination of beef products.

Elsewhere Chris Bryant, Martin Horwood and Andrea Leadsom will be among a group of MPs discussing the ever-popular subject of EU scrutiny in the Commons, and the Lords will be doing their part to improve the representation of women in sports and business as part of International Women's Day on Thursday.

House of Commons

Monday 4 March 2013

Oral Questions – Education, including Topical Questions

Legislation – Justice and Security Bill [HL] – Report stage

Adjournment – Regulation of health professionals – Stephen Barclay

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Oral Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Property Blight Compensation – Mrs Caroline Spelman

Debate – Estimates Day [2nd allotted day] – Budget and structure of the Ministry of Justice

Adjournment – Operations of JG Pears Limited's animal rendering plant in Market Harborough – Sir Edward Garnier

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Oral Questions – Northern Ireland

Prime Minister's Question Time

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Blood, Organ and Bone Marrow Donation (Education) – Seema Malhotra

Debate – Estimates Day [3rd allotted day] – Universal Credit

Debate – Regulation of Medical Imports in the EU and UK

Adjournment – Dalgety Bay radiation – Mr Gordon Brown

Thursday 7 March 2013

Oral Questions – Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions, and to the Church Commissioners, the Public Accounts Commission and the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Business – Proceedings on the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipations and Adjustments) Bill

Legislation – Justice and Security Bill [HL] – Report stage (Day 2)

Legislation – Justice and Security Bill [HL] – Third reading

Adjournment – Child Support Agency – non-resident parents assessed before 2003 – Pamela Nash

Friday 8 March 2013

No business has been announced for this day.

House of Lords

Monday 4 March 2013

Oral Questions – Assisting families facing homelessness as a result of housing benefit changes due in April – Baroness Turner of Camden; Face-to-face careers guidance for all young people in schools – Baroness Jones of Whitchurch; Effects of local council tax support schemes on poverty – Lord McKenzie of Luton; Representations received from the public on the negotiations for the new EU budget perspective period to 2020 – Lord Dykes

Legislation – Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill – Report stage (Day 2) – Lord Marland/Viscount Younger of Leckie

Short Debate – Commemorating the centenary of the First World War – Lord Clark of Windermere

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Oral Questions – Assessment of the EU subsidiarity test procedure in view of the two recent reasoned opinions submitted by this House to the EU Institutions – Lord Kakkar; Management of community-sentenced offenders remaining the responsibility of the Probation Service – Lord Ramsbotham; Legislation concerning the holding of referendums in the UK – Baroness Quin

Legislation – Presumption of Death Bill – Third reading – Baroness Kramer

Legislation – Mobile Homes Bill – Third reading – Lord Best

Legislation – Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill – Committee of the whole House (Day 2) – Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Debate – Report from the Delegated Powers Committee on the scrutiny of delegated legislation – Baroness Thomas of Winchester

Short Debate – Personal, Social and Health education in schools – Baroness Massey of Darwen

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Oral Questions – Ensuring wage-earners who are below the income tax threshold will benefit from any future increases in the personal allowance – Lord Greaves; Measures to detect and prevent sudden cardiac death – Lord Storey; Number of people employed by the EU Institutions and information on the number of those who pay either no tax, or reduced tax rates, on their remuneration – Lord Flight

Legislation – Antarctic Bill – Third reading – Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Legislation – Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill – Report stage (Day 3) – Lord Marland/Viscount Younger of Leckie

Short Debate – Sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations – Bishop of Wakefield

Thursday 7 March 2013

Oral Questions – Action to encourage women and girls to take part in sport and improve the profile of women’s sport in the media – Baroness Massey of Darwen; Addressing the under-representation of women, especially black and ethnic minority women, on FTSE 100 boards – Baroness Howells of St Davids; Ensuring the action plan for ending violence against women and girls is delivered consistently in schools – Baroness Prosser

Debate – International Women’s Day – Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Debate – Developments in the Commonwealth – Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Friday 8 March 2013

No business has been announced for this day.

Pick of the select committees

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Subject: Contamination of beef products

Witness(es): Local Government Association; British Meat Processors Association and ABP Food Group; National Farmers Union

Location: The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Wednesday 6 March 2013

European Scrutiny

Subject: European Scrutiny system in the House of Commons

Witness(es): Chris Bryant MP, Martin Horwood MP and Andrea Leadsom MP; Richard Bacon MP, Robert Broadhurst and Chris Heaton-Harris MP

Location: Room 5, Palace of Westminster