The week in Westminster: October 8th – 12th

The Lords, who took the whole of September off, are back at the end of their very long summer holiday…

COMMONS

The Commons is in recess until next week…

LORDS

Monday

Questions – biofuels, drink-driving, immigration and universities, new businesses
Legislation – financial services bill
Short debate – provision of mental health services

Tuesday

Legislation – defamation bill
Short debate – strength of Britain's industrial base

Wednesday

Legislation – local government finance bill
Short debate – funding of UK conservatoires

Thursday

Debate – European Union Committee Report on the modernisation of higher education in Europe