Housing and Planning Bill

In another round of Parliamentary Ping-Pong between the House of Commons and the House of Lords the Housing and Planning Bill passed through the House of Commons last night and was sent back to the House of Lords. The Bill had returned from the Lords with 282 amendments. The vast majority were government amendments and most were minor and consequential amendments but there were some substantive amendments which had been added when the government had been defeated in the Lords.

The House of Lords approved the Trade Union Bill which will now become law. Today, the  main business is divided between an opposition day debate on NHS bursaries and a Backbench Business debate on education funding in London.

This morning I am chairing proceedings in Westminster Hall where the debates will be on the UK’s relations with the Gulf and health services in West Cumbria