» Thursday, December 14, 2006

Forthcoming Business

The Leader said that, on Monday, December 18, the House would debate the second reading of the Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill (Tessa Jowell and Shaun Woodward speaking for the Government). On Tuesday, December 19, MPs would discuss the motion for the Christmas Recess Adjournment (Nigel Griffiths). Business for the week after the recess would be: Monday, January 8 – second reading of the Statistics and Registration Service Bill (John Healey); Tuesday, January 9 – remaining stages of the Welfare Reform Bill (Jim Murphy); Wednesday, January 10 – Opposition Day (2nd Allotted Day): a debate on an Opposition motion, subject to be announced; Thursday, January 11 – a debate on Social Exclusion on a motion for the Adjournment of the House (Hilary Armstrong and Pat McFadden); Friday, January 12 – the House would not sit. Provisional business for the following week: Monday, January 15 – second reading of the Planning-Gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill (HMT Minister).

Mr Straw also confirmed, as he had announced earlier, that there would be a debate on foreign affairs, focusing on Iraq and the Middle-East, by the end of January. The precise date had to be fixed, but it was a very clear commitment, he added.

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