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

HOUSE OF COMMONS

- The remaining stages of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill were on Monday

- The remaining stages of the Drugs Bill took place yesterday (Tuesday)

- There is an adjournment debate today on the use of animals in experimentation

- The Easter recess will be from 24 March until 4 April

COMMONS COMMITTEES

- The Constitutional Affairs Committee took evidence from Liberty and Amnesty International yesterday on the operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission

- The Home Affairs Committee took evidence from Barnardo's and others yesterday on anti-social behaviour

- The International Development Committee takes evidence today from Overseas Development Secretary Hilary Benn on responses to the Asian tsunami disaster and Darfur

- The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee takes evidence today on climate change.

HOUSE OF LORDS

- The second reading of the Gambling Bill took place yesterday

- The third reading of the Disability Discrimination Bill takes place next Monday

- The report stage of the Mental Capacity Bill will be next Tuesday

GRAND COMMITTEE

- The fourth day of the committee stage of the Charities Bill takes place today. Further sittings will be on 3 and 8 March

JOINT COMMITTEES

- The joint committee on the Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill takes evidence tomorrow

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

- The Environment and Rural Development Committee took evidence yesterday in its inquiry into climate change

- The Justice Committee takes evidence today on the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

WELSH ASSEMBLY

- The Welsh Assembly Government responds today to the annual report of the Children's Commissioner in Wales

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

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