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

House of Commons

- There was a debate yesterday on climate change and the environment

- The remaining stages of the Identity Cards Bill took place yesterday

The House will be in recess from tomorrow until 21 February

Commons Committees

- The International Development Committee takes evidence today on the response to the crisis in Darfur, and the lessons learned from it as well as responses to the Asian tsunami disaster

- The Education and Skills Committee takes evidence today on Every Child Matters

- The Work and Pensions Committee takes evidence today on service delivery to minority ethnic customers

- The Home Affairs Committee takes evidence tomorrow on terrorism and community relations

- The Health mmittee takes evidence tomorrow on new developments in HIV/Aids and sexual health policy

House of Lords

- There was a debate on Monday on whether the Government intends to renegotiate or opt out of the 1951 United Nations Convention on Refugees

- The report stage of the Disability Discrimination Bill was yesterday

- There will be a debate today to call attention to the prospects of children cared for by local authorities

Grand Committee

- The committee stage of the Charities Bill will continue today and tomorrow, and will resume on 23 February, and 1 and 2 March

Lords Committees

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

Scottish Parliament

- There will be an executive debate tomorrow on the Anti-Racism Strategy

Welsh Assembly

- There will be a debate today on the Welsh Assembly Government's response to the report of the Child Poverty Task Force

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

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