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It may provide an opportunity to raise issues about the strains on the court system.
Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths has a Ten Minute Rule Bill to entitle women aged under 40 and with a family history of breast cancer to breast screening services, and then it's back to Estimates Day debates, this time covering the Department for Work and Pensions and the Ministry of Housing. In the Lords at , peers will consider Commons amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill and vote on a series of devolution-related statutory instruments. In the Lords the main event is the Labour-led motion calling for a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to report, by 30 September, on the costs and implications for the UK of exiting the EU without a withdrawal agreement on 31 October Related Topics. So far the Speaker has not risen to the bait and ordered him to withdraw the offending words, perhaps suspecting that the SNP leader rather hopes to be ordered out of the chamber - something his predecessor Alex Salmond never minded. Both found significant problems but the issue will be the response. This is normally a brief rubber stamping exercise, with all the Commons stages taken in a single gulp. This inquiry is taking a searching look at the state of the prisons system in the wake of changes intended to give more power to prison governors to deliver education and health services and rehabilitation.
And finally there's significant movement in the campaign to allow medical use of cannabis. In Westminster Hall debates include: Pension transfers and the British Steel pension scheme Legal aid for inquests LGBT rights in Brunei On the Committee Corridor atthe Procedure Committee will ponders whether there should be a Commons Budget Committee, designed to provide better scrutiny of the overall way the government spends taxpayers' money.
Friday 5 July Neither the Commons nor the Lords will be sitting - but the UK Youth Parliament's select committee on knife crime will be in action, taking evidence from four panels of witnesses, including the Home Office Minister, Victoria Atkins. Under current plans, the government's goal is for all new cars and vans to be "effectively zero-emission" by There is also some Brexit action in the Lords, where peers will debate a motion calling for the creation of a joint Commons Lords Committee, to report on the impact of a no-deal Brexit.
Other subjects for debate include regulation of the incineration of waste at and NHS funding for age-related macular degeneration at One point to note is that the government is tabling technical amendments to improve the Creasy amendment on abortion rights and the McGinn amendment on equal marriage recently approved by MPs.
The day ends with an adjournment debate on children's palliative care - with the Conservative, Dr Caroline Johnson, pointing to the patchy provision of an essential service. They will be examining whether the system is failing - with millions in fines uncollected and millions having to be repaid. So what follows is a brief canter through a rather thin-looking agenda, plus some speculation on the events which may be expected to disrupt it: Monday 8 April The Commons opens at It should lead to more action to protect staff, but the key thing to watch is whether generalised statements of support from the bewildering number of players in the administration of the Commons are matched by a concrete action plan. Here's my rundown of the week ahead: Monday 1 July The Commons week begins BST with Work and Pensions Questions, after which the normal crop of post weekend ministerial statements and urgent questions will doubtless appear. She argues that it can help parents balance work with childcare, and close the gender pay gap. The day's main debate is report stage consideration of the High Speed Rail West Midlands - Crewe Bill - the legislation authorising the next stage of the controversial HS2 high speed rail project.
I detail the Brexit manoeuvrings below, but they will involve both the Lords and Commons, in one of those bewilderingly intricate legislative dances when amendments bounce between the two houses.
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