Policy and Politics: In the Chamber - A digest of sessions with a sector agenda

Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly reassembled on Monday this week. Parliament will rise for 'constituency week' between February 10 and 21.

House of Commons

- The second reading of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill took place on Monday

- The second reading of the Child Benefit Bill takes place today

Commons committees

- The Education and Skills select committee took evidence from children's organisations on Monday for its inquiry Every Child Matters

- The Constitutional Affairs select committee took evidence yesterday from organisations including NCH and Families Need Fathers for its inquiry Family Justice

- The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee takes evidence today from the airport body BAA on climate change

- The Public Accounts select committee takes evidence today from officials on managing National Lottery Fund distribution fund balances

- The Health select committee takes evidence from drug companies today on the influence of the pharmaceutical industry

- Standing Committee B considered the Gambling Bill yesterday

House of Lords

- The second reading of the Mental Capacity Bill was on Monday

- The second reading of the Renewable Energy Bill will be on Friday

- The Grand Committee begins consideration of the Disability Discrimination Bill tomorrow

Lords committees

- The EU sub-committee took evidence yesterday on a European Council proposal for a regulation on trade in equipment used for capital punishment or torture

- The Science and Technology committee takes evidence today on energy efficiency

- The European Union sub-committee takes evidence tomorrow on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

For Hansard reports and information on committees, see www.parliament.uk.

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