LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM - in Scotland and Wales, laws to establish single-tier authorities. Similar legislation for England unlikely yet.
SCOTTISH WATER - three new public authorities to be set up. Likely to be incorporated in Scottish local government reform bill.
SUNDAY SHOPPING - MPs will consider four choices, from keeping major restrictions to full deregulation.
CHANNEL TUNNEL RAIL LINK - decision by end of year. If approved, a hybrid bill will follow.
ADOPTION - possible legislation to implement the recent white paper.
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY FINANCE - a bill to implement EC budget arrangements for the next seven years.
CARE OF CHILDREN - Scottish legislation following a white paper on the Orkneys situation.
TEACHER TRAINING - probable reform legislation to create a 'Mums Army' of non-graduates to teach infants.
PENSIONS - a new law on occupational pensions and retirement equalisation unlikely in this session,
THE BUDGET - will be on 30 November, but the finance bill to implement it will not be published until the new year.