The Week in Westminster: October 29th – November 2nd

By Alex Gangitano

Among the many issues being debated by parliamentarians this week are two of vital importance to the country: the economy, and… beer.

 

COMMONS

Monday

Questions- Education

Legislation- Public service pensions bill

Adjournment debate- transitional relief to local authorities

Tuesday

Business- Foreign and commonwealth office

Ten Minute Rule Motion- Protection of workers

Legislation- Growth and infrastruture bill

Adjournment- Private carers

Wednesday

Questions- International Development

Prime Minister's Question Time

Ten Minute Rule Motion- European Union Free Movement Directive 2004

Legislation- Local Government Finance Bill

Motion- To approve European documents relating to EU budget simplification and the Multi Annual Financial Framework

Adjournment- Review of firearms controls

Thursday

Questions- Energy and Climate Change

Business Statement- Leader of the House

Backbench Business- Debate on a motion relating to the beer duty escalator

Adjournment- Death of Rhiya Malin

Friday

Legislation- Antarctic Bill

Legislation- Presumption of Death Bill

Legislation- Cosmetic Surgery (Minimum Standards) Bill

Legislation- Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill

Legislation- Transparency in UK Company Supply Chains (Eradication of Slavery) Bill

Legislation- Bank of England (Appointment of Governor) Bill

Adjournment- Reductions of funding for fire services in London

 

LORDS

Monday

Questions- Funding to small and medium-sized enterprises

Questions- Alcohol-related illness among the over-65s

Questions- A geological disposal facility for nuclear waste in the UK

Questions- possible delays in publication of the Iraq Inquiry report

Legislation- Electoral registration and administration bill

Debate- Police and crime commissioner elections

Tuesday

Questions- Use of private military and security companies and its effect upon the UK’s reputation

Questions- Report of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Questions- Reducing the number of people sleeping on the streets of London

Legislation- Crime and Courts Bill

Short Debate- Implementation and impact of the Building Stability Overseas Strategy

 

Wednesday

Questions- Closure of the Ingram National Park Visitor Centre in the Breamish Valley in Northumberland

Questions- Objectives and work of the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology

Questions- Increasing the number of allotments

Legislation- Electoral Registration and Administration Bill

Short Debate- Challenges faced by the Welsh economy

Thursday

Questions- Reassessment the Flood Defence Programme

Questions- Preventing the spread of the Schmallenberg virus across the UK

Questions- Resolution of the status of refugees currently in Camp Liberty, Iraq

Debate- The future of the police service in light of the new governance structure

Debate- Making better use of the skills and experience of House of Lords Members in performing core functions of the House

Short Debate- Future role of Her Majesty’s Reserve Forces

PICK OF THE COMMITTEES

Tuesday

15:30- Defence on: Securing the Future of Afghanistan

15:45- Home Affairs on: Drugs

Wednesday

9:30- Education: Careers guidance for young people

10:15- Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill

Thursday

14:00- Political and Constitutional Reform on: Do we need a constitutional convention for the UK?