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

House of Commons

- There was an adjournment debate on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe on Monday (27 June)

- The Identity Cards Bill entered its second reading yesterday (28 June)

- There will be a debate on Thursday on poverty in Africa

- The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill will enter its second reading on Tuesday 5 July

House of Lords

- The International Development Secretary Hilary Benn will come to the Lords today to speak to peers about international development issues and aid. The meeting will take place in the Moses Room The Road Safety Bill entered its committee stage on Monday

- Questions to ministers on Monday included whether the Government has further plans to support the political, social and economic development of Sierra Leone

- The Charities Bill entered its committee stage yesterday

- The Children and Adoption Bill enters its second reading today

- The Road Safety Bill will enter its second day of committee stage on Monday 4 July

- The Equality Bill will enter its committee stage on Wednesday 6 July

Summer recess

- The House will rise on 21 July and return on 10 October

Winter recess

- The House will rise on 20 December and return on 9 January

Standing Committees

- The Standing Committee E considered the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill yesterday

- The Standing Committee E will further consider the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill today

- The Standing Committee E will further consider the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill on Thursday

Scottish Parliament

- The Environment and Rural Development Committee considered amendments at Stage 2 of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill yesterday and began scrutiny of the Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill

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

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