The week in Westminster: April 23nd – 27th

MPs debate elections for police and crime commissioners, and Russell Brand gives evidence to the committee on Home Affairs.

COMMONS
Monday
Legislation – Financial Services Bill – Report stage
Questions – Work and Pensions
Presentation of bill – Housing (Selective Licensing of Social Housing)
Adjournment debate – Installation of smart meters

Tuesday
Questions – HM Treasury
Ten minute rule motion – Food labelling (Halal and Kosher Meat)
Motions: Relating to Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, EU directive on data protection in the areas of police and criminal justice
Debate: General debate on the National Planning Policy framework
Adjournment debate: Jobs at Group Lotus

Wednesday
Questions – Wales
Prime minister's questions
Ten minute rule motion – Suicide (Prevention)
Legislation: Civil Aviation Bill
Adjournment debate – Elections for police and crime commissioners

Thursday
Questions – Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Church Commissioners, Public Accounts Commission and the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
Business statement – Leader of the House
Adjournment debate – VAT on static caravans

LORDS
Monday
Questions – UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making, Incorporating social tourism policies in future tourism strategies, Enabling Eurostar to resume regular services between Brussels and Lille, Marking Workers' Memorial Day
Legislation – Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – Consideration of Commons amendments

Tuesday
Questions – Reducing the number of uninsured drivers and the use of unregistered vehicles, Status of the national museums and galleries in England, Proposals for reform of the House of Lords
Legislation – Scotland Bill – Third reading, Protection of Freedoms Bill – Consideration of Commons amendments, Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill

Wednesday
Questions – Applying lessons learned from the privatisation of British Rail to any plans for increased private investment in the UK's motorway and trunk road network, Marking the 200th anniversary of the assassination of Spencer Percival, Prime Minister, on 11 May 2012, Plans for post-legislative scrutiny of the Health and Social Care Act 2011
Legislation – Parliament Square (Management) Bill


PICK OF THE COMMITTEES

Tuesday 11.30am – Russell Brand and Chip Somers, members of Focus12's executive board, speak in front of the committee on Home Affaris on the subject of Drugs

Thursday 10am – Professor Raj Chari, Trinity College Dublin and Rob McKinnon, Who's Lobbying speak in front of the committee on Political and Constitutional Reform on the subject of introducing a statutory register of lobbyists.