SDSR

Although politics this week is likely to be dominated by the Chancellor announcing the result of the Spending Review in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday today I understand the detail of the Strategic Defence and Security Review will be announced.

In the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris the threat facing us here in the UK is all too clear. It is frequently said that the number one duty of Government is to defend the realm and we will learn later today how that is to be reflected in our defence and security services in an uncertain and dangerous    World.

I am travelling back to Westminster and in addition to Defence questions and the SDSR statement the main business is scheduled to be the Bill enacting welfare reforms in Northern Ireland.