Week inWestminster: June 14th – 18th

Parliament is nearly back into the swing of things, with the Queen’s Speech debate over and the chairs of select committees confirmed. Their work hasn’t quite got going yet, but the wheels are slowly starting to turn.

Tuesday sees debate on the business committee, private members bills, sittings of the House and select committee houses. Speaker John Bercow is understood to be sympathetic to the idea that private members’ bills should be made more prominent than their Friday ‘graveyard slot’ allows. Meanwhile, it’s David Cameron’s third PMQs on the government side of the House on Wednesday. Most analysts concluded he wiped the floor with Harriet Harman last week. Same again?

Commons

Monday

Questions – work and pensions
Debate – the Middle East
Debate – emerging economies
Adjournment debate – water bills in the south-west

Tuesday

Questions – justice
Motion – Backbench Business Committee; September Sittings; Private Members’ Bills; Deferred Divisions; Select Committee sizes; Sittings of the House
Adjournment debate – activities of private wheel clamping companies in Doncaster Central constituency

Wednesday

Questions – Scotland, PMQs
Opposition day debate – government support for industry
Adjournment debate – future of Horton general hospital

Thursday

Questions – transport, women and equality
Business statement
Debate – building a highly skilled economy
Adjournment debate – transport infrastructure for Nottingham

Lords

Monday

Questions – electoral fraud, Isle of Man, health agencies, post-legislative scrutiny
Debate – preparations for Olympics

Tuesday

Introduction – Lord Bishop of Derby
Questions – elected mayors, parliamentary constituency boundaries, transport sector
Short debate – security and human rights issues in the Korean peninsula
Short debate – tackling poverty
Short debate – treating drug dependency through healthcare, not punishment

Wednesday

Questions – improving the lives of carers, future of Network Rail, future of BBC Radio 6 Music
Debate – role of government and communities in shaping society

Thursday

Questions – Wales referendum, first aid, loan company regulation
Debate – effect of government policies on small and medium sized enterprises
Debate – Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970