The week in Westminster: July 12th – July 16th

The week in Westminster: July 12th – July 16th

Nick Clegg’s first appearance before a parliamentary committee is the highlight of this week in Westminster.

The deputy prime minister will be quizzed by peers on his role as DPM, the proposals for a referendum on electoral reform and plans for Lords reform.

The latter issue will preoccupy the upper House throughout the week, after it debates changing its working practices on Monday.

In the Commons much of the time is taken up with the finance bill, which is putting into place George Osborne’s emergency Budget.

There’s also the return of the ten minute rule motions as well as the announcement on Thursday of the first topic chosen for debate by the backbench business committee.

COMMONS

Monday

Questions – education
Legislation – finance bill
Adjournment debate – operation of the NHS in Cornwall

Tuesday

Questions – Treasury
Ten minute rule motion – foreign prisoners (repatriation)
Legislation – consolidated fund (appropriation) bill
Legislation – finance bill
Adjournment debate – 2007 floods in Hull

Wednesday

Questions – Cabinet Office, PMQs
Ten minute rule motion – carers (identification and support)
Motion – to approve the Draft Terrorism Act 2006 (Misapplication Of Section 25) Order 2010
Motion – police grant report
Motion – To approve a European Document relating to the European External Action Service
Legislation – academies bill
Adjournment debate – role of retained fire fighters

Thursday

Questions – communities and local government
Business statement – leader of the House
Legislation – finance bill
Adjournment debate – decent homes programme in Hillingdon

LORDS

Monday

Introductions – Sir William Spicer, Michael Wills, Dolar Popat
Questions – supreme court justices retirement age, Muslim prisoners, Royal Gallery frescos, murder law
Debate – the case for reviewing the working practices of the House of Lords

Tuesday

Introductions – Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, Guy Black and Angela Browning
Questions – BBC World Service, dietary health, biometric passports
Legislation – academies bill
Debate – nanotechnologies and food

Wednesday

Introduction – Baroness Wheeler
Questions – tourism, proper treatment of cancer and Alzheimer’s patients, farming regulations
Legislation – local government bill
Short debate – encouraging low carbon technologies in the market place

Thursday

Introductions – Wilfrid Stevenson, John Shipley and Helen Newlove
Questions – encouraging more women to take up places on committees, and on the boards of public bodies and listed companies; Bectar closure; procedures following a vote of confidence
Debate – reform of the criminal justice system
Debate – future of rural communities

THE COMMITTEES

Tuesday

15:20 – higher education minister David Willetts before Lords science and technology committee, subject TBA

Wednesday

10:30 – deputy prime minister Nick Clegg before Lords constitution committee, subject TBA