Finance (no.2) Bill

Yesterday after questions to the Department of Local Government and Communities the Commons dealt with all the stages of the Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill which will extend the period allowed for the Parties in Northern Ireland to reach agreement about a new power sharing executive. The Bill was passed unopposed.

Today after questions to the Lord Chancellor the main business will be the consideration of the Finance Bill which enacts the announcements made in the last Budget. We then deal with House of Lords amendments.