Minor parties opposition day

Yesterday the two motions to uprate benefits were duly passed without a division.

I chaired a meeting of European Committee A which was considering an EU document relating to vehicle emissions ( where incidentally there was a division).

In the evening I attended a dinner where the latest position on the Vote Leave campaign was the principal topic of discussion.

Today, the main business has been chosen by two of the minor parties. The Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland and the Liberal Democrats. Both have 8 MP’s in this Parliament. They have chosen to debate housing and the timing of the referendum on our membership of the European Union.

I have a meeting of the Backbench Business Committee to attend in the afternoon.