Fixed Term Parliaments

After Question Time today the newly elected member for Oldham East and Saddleworth took her seat in the House. I had had the opportunity of saying Hello to he a short while before because she has been allocated the office next to mine.

There were no Urgent Questions and no Oral Statements to the House so after the 10 minute rule Bill which was about amending the Act of Settlement 1701 so as to allow the first born of the Monarch to succeed to the throne regardless of their sex. As a 10 minute rule Bill I suspect it will not be debated again.

The main business has been the final stages of the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill which if passed by the Lords will mean the next General Election will be on 7th May 2015.