The Week in Westminster: November 12th- 16th

By Alex Gangitano

Only a half week in parliament as the MPs prepare for their recess. The House and Lords and Commons will resume on Monday 19 November.

COMMONS

Monday

Oral Questions – Communities and Local Government
Debate – Opposition day [9th allotted day] – (i) Government response to Ash Dieback (ii) Cost of living
Adjournment – Unoccupied houses available for private rental in Newcastle

Tuesday

Oral Questions – Justice, including Topical Questions
Ten Minute Rule Motion – Suicide (Prevention)
Backbench Business – Child sexual exploitation
Adjournment – Printed photo ID market

Wednesday

Recess begins

LORDS

Monday

Oral Questions – Public sector and NHS provision for staff in the Territorial Army and other reserve forces
Oral Questions – Evidence that quantitative easing is working
Oral Questions – Obesity as a priority for primary care in the Quality and Outcomes Framework for GPs
Oral Questions – Chinese visitors to the UK
Orders and Regulations – Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012
Legislation – Financial Services Bill – Report stage (Day 2)
Short Debate – University education and research in the arts, humanities and fundamental science

Tuesday

Oral Questions – Developments in Burma
Oral Questions – European Court of Human Rights decision in the case of James v UK
Oral Questions – Educating secondary school children about responsibilities of parenthood
Legislation – Civil Aviation Bill
Legislation – Crime and Courts Bill [HL]
Short Debate – Proposed EU action to increase gender diversity on boards

Wednesday

Oral Questions – UK’s balance of trade with the EU
Oral Questions – Office for National Statistics review of the methodology of calculating changes in prices
Oral Questions – How the draft Energy Bill will deliver reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
Legislation – Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Thursday

Recess Begins

PICK OF THE COMMITTEES

Monday

4:30 – Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary on: National Security Strategy

Tuesday

10 – Jonathan Portes, Director before Treasury on: National Institute of Economic and Social Research Quarterly Review October 2012