The Week in Westminster: May 21 – 25

Parliament starts winding down this week before it takes (another) break. Watch out for Brian Moore, director general of the UK Border Force, at the home affairs committee on Tuesday. That could get messy. There'll be a lot of simmering resentment in that room.


Oral Questions – Home Office, including Topical Questions
Legislation – Local Government Finance Bill – Report stage
Legislation – Local Government Finance Bill – Third reading
Adjournment – Effect of the Budget on Coventry's economy – Mr Jim Cunningham


Oral Questions Deputy Prime Minister, including Topical Questions; Attorney General
Legislation – Financial Services Bill – Report stage (Day 2)
Legislation – Financial Services Bill – Third reading
Legislation – Civil Aviation Bill – Third reading
Adjournment – Littering and flytipping – Andrew Selous

Oral Questions – International Development, including Topical Questions
Prime Minister's Question Time
Business – Electoral Registration and Administration Bill – Second reading
Motion – A European Document relating to the proceeds of crime
Adjournment – Safety regulations for yacht and boat delivery companies – Mr Geoffrey Cox

Oral Questions – Business, Innovation and Skills, including Topical Questions
Business Statement – Leader of the House
Motion – Whitsun recess adjournment
Adjournment – Disappearance of Mr Illias Ali – Mr Gerry Sutcliffe


Oral Questions – Government representations following the recent orders to Palestinian farmers – Baroness Brinton
Government negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty at the UN – Lord Hannay of Chiswick
Government representations about the disappearance of Bangladeshi opposition politicians – Lord Harris of Haringey
General budget support for the government of Malawi – Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale
Debate – 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Baroness Garden of Frognal
Debate – Report of the European Union Committee on The Euro Area Crisis – Lord Harrison


Oral Questions – Access to and use of disability services by black and minority ethnic disabled people – Baroness Thornton
Careers advice in schools – Baroness Hughes of Stretford
Publicity for British Olympic and Paralympics product manufacturers – Lord Haskel
Proposed action to take in the light of the house building data for the quarter to March 2012 – Lord McKenzie of Luton
Legislation – Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] – Second reading – Baroness Wilcox
Debate – European Union Committee Report – UK opt-in to Directive on the freezing and confiscation of the proceeds of crime – Lord Hannay of Chiswick


Oral Questions – Reduction in number of police officers – Baroness Smith of Basildon
Review of the rules governing media ownership – Lord Fowler
Tackling severe poverty experienced by children in asylum-seeking families – Baroness Lister of Burtersett
Legislation – European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [HL] – Second reading – Lord Howell of Guildford


Oral Questions – Securing the arrest of Joseph Kony, Omar al-Bashir and others indicted by the International Criminal Court – Lord Alton of Liverpool
Development of entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in the UK – Lord Storey
Effect on the British economy of the crisis in the euro area – Lord Campbell-Savours
Short Debate – The contribution made by minority ethnic and religious communities to the cultural life and economy of the UK – Lord Bilimoria
Short Debate – The Government’s policies on food security – Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
Short Debate – Alternatives to high street banks for small and micro-business borrowing – Baroness Kramer


10:30 – Sir Bob Kerslake, Head of the Civil Service and Chair of the Honours Committee, talks about the honours system to the public administration committee.

10:45 – Brian Moore, director general of the UK Border Force, talks to the home affairs committee about his organisation.

14:30 – ken Clarke appears before the justice committee.