The week in Westminster: March 26th – 30th

George Osborne answering questions from MPs on the Budget is the highlight of this truncated week before the Easter break.

COMMONS

Monday

Questions – Defence
Ten Minute Rule Motion – Banking
Debate – Conclusion of the Budget debate: technology and growth
Adjournment debate – Humanitarian issues in Jerusalem

Tuesday

Questions – Health
Ten minute rule motion – Small business administration
Backbench business – Motion relating to assisted suicide
Adjournment debate – Foreign secret intelligence and state secrets privilege

LORDS

Monday

Introductions – Lord Bishop of Winchester
Questions – Assistance for the Regional Anti-Piracy Prosecutions Intelligence Co-ordination Centre in the Seychelles, Minimising disruption to businesses in London caused by the 2012 Olympic Games, Proportion of redundancies from the armed forces of people between the ages of 18 and 24, Consultation on Scotland's constitutional future
Legislation – Scotland bill
Short debate – Restitution of wrongfully seized property

Tuesday

Questions – Introducing legislation to implement government's alcohol strategy, Preventing the expansion of grammar schools onto satellite sites, Ensuring that every eligible UK citizen between the ages of 18 and 25 registers to vote
Legislation – legal aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders bill, parliament square (management) bill, water industry (financial assistance) bill

Wednesday

Questions – Establishment of a national water grid, Eliminating Japanese knotweed from the UK, Fees for all UK citizens attending Scottish universities
Legislation – Scotland bill
Orders and regulations – Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Tribunal Composition) Order 2012; Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 2012

PICK OF THE COMMITTEES

Monday

16:30 – Sir Kim Darroch, national security adviser, before national security strategy joint committee, on: national security strategy

Tuesday

10:30 – Leading heads of apprenticeship programmes, before committee on business, innovation and skills on: apprenticeships

14:15 – Chancellor George Osborne, before Treasury committee, on: Budget 2012