Opposition day (19)

Today after questions to the Secretary of State for Wales and then the Prime Minister the main business will be the 19th allotted Opposition day when Labour get to decide the debates and today it is state pensions for women and police funding crime and community safety. I have a meeting of the Procedure Committee this afternoon where we will be hearing evidence from the Clerk of the House as part of our inquiry into the process used to deal with Private Members’ Bills.

I had a very useful meeting last evening with the chief of Rosso busses at a dinner organised by the All Party Group on Road Passenger Transport where the speaker was the Minister Andrew Jones MP. The main subject of discussion was the forthcoming Buses Bill and how it could potentially affect the buses in our area.