Week in Westminster: June 21st – June 25th

Eventful week this week. There’s that little business of the emergency Budget which you might have heard about. That gets revealed on Tuesday, but expect people to be talking about it all week. On Monday the news agenda will be dominated by the build up, but it’s worth trying to catch a look at Jeremy Hunt, who will be fielding questions as culture, media and sport secretary for the first time. He’s something of an unknown quantity, although we know he’s keen to get rid of as much media regulation as possible, and that he won’t protect the Olympics from cuts.

On Tuesday Clegg finally speaks in the Commons. He’s like a silent monk in there nowadays, but it’s the first deputy prime minister’s question. Don’t expect much coverage – it’s the emergency Budget a couple of hours later.

Commons

Monday

Oral Questions – Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport; Leader of the House of Commons and House of Commons Commission
Debate – Strategic defence and security review
Adjournment – Housing development in Swindon – Mr Robert Buckland

Tuesday

Oral Questions – Deputy Prime Minister; Attorney General; Church Commissioners; Public Accounts Commission; Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission
Financial Statement – Budget Report – Chancellor of the Exchequer
Debate – Budget resolutions and economic situation (First day)
Adjournment – Future of the Health Protection Agency at Porton – John Glen

Wednesday

Oral Questions – Wales
Prime Minister’s Question Time
Debate – continuation of the Budget debate
Adjournment – Future of Finsbury Health Centre – Emily Thornberry

Thursday

Oral Questions – Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions
Business Statement
Debate – continuation of the Budget debate
Adjournment – Future of English language schools – Conor Burns
Lords

Monday

Introduction(s) – Roger Liddle and the Rt Hon John Selwyn Gummer
Oral Questions – Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of cancer – Baroness Gardner of Parkes
Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 – Lord Harris of Haringey
Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 – Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Protecting the British economy from the financial situation in the eurozone – Lord Trimble
Legislation – Academies Bill [HL] – Committee of the whole House – Lord Hill of Oareford
Motion – Regret Motion on the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2010 – Lord Lucas / Lord Freud

Tuesday

Introduction(s) – Dr Dianne Hayter and the Rt Hon Thomas McAvoy
Oral Questions – Affects of public expenditure reductions on the Northern Irish economy and peace process – Lord Rana
Independent living for disabled people – Lord Ashley of Stoke
Promoting economic growth – Lord Roberts of Conwy
Debate – Millennium Development Goal on universal primary education – Baroness Verma

Wednesday

Introduction(s) – The Rt Hon James Knight
Oral Questions – Strengthening the UK’s international competitiveness – Baroness Valentine
Plans for the future of Crossrail – Lord Faulkner of Worcester
Economies to the NHS budget – Lord Campbell-Savours
Legislation – Academies Bill [HL] – Committee of the whole House (Day 2) – Lord Hill of Oareford
Orders and Regulations – Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion Revocation) Order 2010; Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010 – Baroness Wilcox

Thursday

Introduction(s) – John Gardiner and John Maples
Oral Questions – Savings in Government Administration – Lord Eden of Winton
Preventing the spread of Japanese knotweed – Baroness Sharples
Reducing the number of MPs and reviewing the size of parliamentary constituencies – Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Motion – Resolution on financial assistance to opposition parties – Lord Strathclyde
Debate – Recent developments in Latin America – Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Debate – Changes in primary and community care – Lord Mawson