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

House of Commons

- The second reading of the of the Disability Discrimination Bill is today (Wednesday)

- The second reading of the Children's Food Bill (a Private Member's Bill) will be on 8 April

- The second reading of the Equality Bill is on 5 April

- The second reading of the Cystic Fibrosis (Exemption from Prescription Charges) Bill (a Private Member's Bill) is on 8 April

- There was an adjournment debate on the funding of Saneline on Tuesday

- There is an adjournment debate on NHS funding for children's hospices today

- There was a ten-minute rule motion on Monday to impose a duty on local authorities to provide youth services and promote youth participation

Standing Committees

- The First Committee on Delegated Legislation considered the draft Community Legal Service (Asylum and Immigration Appeals) Regulations 2005 on Monday

House of Lords

- The second reading of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Bill was yesterday

- The third reading of the Child Benefit Bill will take place tomorrow

- The third reading of the Mental Capacity Bill will take place tomorrow - Questions to ministers on Tuesday included whether the current Disabled Facilities Grant review will consider the full costs and benefits of abolishing the means test for families of disabled children

- Questions to ministers today will concern the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Report 2002

- There is a motion to approve the draft Child Trust Funds (Appeal) Regulations 2005 and the draft Child Trust Funds (Appeals) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005 today

Grand Committee

- Scrutiny of the Charities Bill had its eighth day (committee stage) on Monday, and will enter its ninth day on Thursday

Scottish Parliament

- The Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the delegated powers provisions in the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday

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

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