Wales Debate and Private Members Bills

Yesterday, after questions to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the announcement of future business the main business was two debates scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee on Gangs and Violence and secondly, on Wales. The debate on Welsh affairs is an annual affair which is usually scheduled to take place as close as possible to St.David’s Day. I enquired about the progress of the government’s promised consultation on the Universal Service Obligation which will give everyone a legal right to request a broadband service just as we have with other basic utilities. I was told it is on its way and the government will probably legislate to introduce the Universal Service for Broadband in the digital economy bill.

Today, private members Bills are being considered and I expect a range of Bills will be considered on subjects ranging from the registration of driving instructors to the system of electing Members of the European Parliament