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

House of Commons

- There will be an adjournment debate today (Wednesday) on the safety of mechanised wheelchairs.

Select Committees

- The Constitutional Affairs Committee took evidence yesterday on legal aid for asylum appeals and the operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission

- The Culture, Media and Sport Committee takes evidence today on arts development: theatre

- The Transport Committee takes evidence today on search and rescue from the RNLI and others

- The sub-committee on the draft Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill takes evidence today from wildlife trusts, the RSPB and the CPRE

House of Lords

- The third reading of the Disability Discrimination Bill was on Monday

- The second reading of the Prevention of Terrorism Bill was yesterday

- The report stage of the Mental Capacity Bill will be on 15 March

Grand committee

- Scrutiny of the Charities Bill enters its fifth day today and will continue next Tuesday and Monday 14 March

- The committee stage of the Gambling Bill will start on 10 March

Joint Committees

- The joint committee on the draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill will take evidence today from Families Need Fathers, Women's Aid, the NSPCC and Margaret Hodge, children's minister.

Scottish Parliament

- The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill is debated tomorrow

- The Charity and Trustee Investment Bill will be debated next Wednesday


- The Health Committee took evidence yesterday on the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill

Welsh Assembly

- There will be a short debate today on childcare provision in Wales

- There will be a statement next Wednesday by the Welsh Assembly Government on its response to the report of the Children's Commissioner in Wales

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

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