Week ahead in Westminster for the environment

westminsterThe MPs have come back from their Spring break for a 5 week session before heading off on their Summer holidays starting 17th July. This should give them just enough time to top up their pockets with expenses.

So what’s ahead next week for the environment at Westminster. Probably the major session for the environment takes place on Tuesday afternoon with Caroline Spelman appearing before the Environmental Audit Select Committee who are examining the up comming Rio+20 Summit.

Earlier in the day thee could be an interesting session by the Transport Select  Committee when they will be questioning engineers and vehicle manufacturers about low carbon cars.

The environment in Westminster for week beginning Monday 11th June.

House of Commons.

Tuesday 12th June 2012.

2.30 pm @ Main Chamber. Adjournment Future of the Port of Dover – Charlie Elphicke.

11am – 12.30pm @ Westminster Hall. Homelessness – Ms Karen Buck.

1pm – 1.30pm @ Westminster Hall. Food crisis in the Sahel – Tony Cunningham.

1.30pm – 2pm @ Westminster Hall. Rail infrastructure in Merseyside and the surrounding area – Alison McGovern

10 am @ Wilson Room, Portcullis House. Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. Subject: Draft Energy Bill.

10.05 am @ Room 19, Palace of Westminster. Transport Select Committee. Subject: Low Carbon Vehicles.

2.15 pm @ Environmental Audit Select Committee. Subject: The Rio+20 Summit.

Wednesday 13th 2012.

11am – 11.30am @ Westminster Hall. Rules governing undercover police infiltrators and informers – Caroline Lucas.

2.30pm – 4pm @ Westminster Hall. Sustainable communities – Andrew George. 

4.30pm – 5pm @ Westminster Hall. Kettering and the upgrade and electrification of the Midland Mainline – Mr Philip Hollobone.

2.15pm @ Thatcher Room, Portcullis House. Environmental Audit Select Committee. Subject: Protecting the Arctic.

Thursday 14th June 2012.

10.30 am @ Main Chamber. Adjournment Electrification of the Chase (Walsall to Rugeley) Line – Mr Aidan Burley .


House of Lords.

Wednesday 13th June 2012.

3.00 pm @ Main Chamber. Legislation Civil Aviation Bill – Second reading – Earl Attlee.

Thursday 14th June 2012.

11.00 am @ Main Chamber. Oral Questions. 
Welfare of animals, with special regard to the long-distance transport of horses – Lord Dear.

11.00 am @ Main Chamber Debate.
Report of the EU Committee on Tunnel Vision? Completing the European rail market – Baroness O’Cathain

As always you can follow most of the debates listed above live over the internet at Parliament TV

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