The Neighbourhood Planning Bill passed through all its final stages in the House of Commons yesterday and will now go to the House of Lords. We had a bumper crop of nine applications for new debates at the Backbench Business Committee. I also received good news that the application I had made for a debate on the situation in Kashmir has been provisionally tabled for Thursday 19th January if that day is allocated to for Backbench Business. I along with colleagues from Hazel Grove and Cheadle presented our petitions on behalf of those objecting to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF)
Today the Prime Minister returns to take Prime Minister’s Questions for the last time in 2016. It is then the last Opposition Day of the year and they have scheduled debates on the Effect on equality of the Autumn Statement and also on Homelessness. I have applied to speak in a debate in Westminster Hall on the GMSF which is scheduled after I have attended the Procedure Committee.