30 November: Lords inquiry into growth and employment in the EC.
1 December: Home Affairs - racial attacks and harassment. Foreign Affairs - UK relations with China. Employment Committee - future of the trade unions including evidence from Alan Jinkinson, general secretary Unison. Environment - recycling. Trade and Industry - competitiveness of UK manufacturing industry.
Defence committee - defence spending. Agriculture committee - UK poultry industry. Social security: pension funds. Parliamentary Ombudsman - Welsh Office payments to homeowners. Scottish Affairs - health service. Welsh Grand Committee - Wales and the budget.
2 December: Lords committee on common transport policy.
7 December: Education - access and achievement in urban education.
8 December: Foreign affairs - UK relations with China. Transport - aircraft noise and provision of search and rescue services. Home Affairs - racial attacks and harassment. ENVIRONMENT - short inquiry into standard spending assessments with local government minister David Curry giving evidence at 9.15 am.