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

HOUSE OF COMMONS

- The Prime Minister will answer questions on international development this morning (Wednesday)

- There will be an adjournment debate today on Government support for radio services for the visually impaired

SELECT COMMITTEES

- The Public Accounts Committee took evidence on Monday on helping the homeless

- The Work and Pensions Committee will take evidence on social security today from Stewart Wright of the Child Poverty Action Group

- The International Development Committee will take evidence tomorrow on responses to the Asian tsunami disaster and development assistance in Iraq

WESTMINSTER HALL

- A debate on Working, Caring and Life Balance: Supporting Choice will take place tomorrow

HOUSE OF LORDS

- Questions to ministers yesterday included action taken to ensure adequate training in childcare for Sure Start

- Questions today will be on the lessons from overseas restrictions on smoking in public places. The Government will respond to a study showing cancer patients suffer treatment delays

- The Mental Capacity Bill will reach its Report Stage on 14 March

- Questions to ministers on Monday included whether the New Vision for Adult Social Care includes a commitment to increase access to low level social care

GRAND COMMITTEE

- Scrutiny of the Charities Bill entered its fifth day on Tuesday. Further hearings on the Bill are listed for March 14-16

WELSH ASSEMBLY

- The Welsh Assembly Government responds to the Children's Commissioner's Report today

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

- The Health Committee considered the Smoking, Health and Social Care Bill yesterday. It took evidence from Alzheimer Scotland, the Scottish Association for Mental Health and Enable

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

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