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TODAY IN PARLIAMENT, MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY

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Health secretary Stephen Dorrell will announce plans to change the rules on adoption. ...
Health secretary Stephen Dorrell will announce plans to change the rules on adoption.

Labour will move a censure motion against agriculture minister Douglas Hogg's handling of the BSE crisis.

Written answers are expected on:

local authority waste recycling; white paper on sustainable development; expenses and allowances at industrial tribunals; disposal of empty ministry of defence homes; grant relief for domestic sewerage charges in Scotland.

A question will be asked on the introduction of nursery vouchers in Wales.

The lords will debate the Gaelic Names Bill and the Social Security Admin (Fraud) Bill.

Housing and local government finance in Scotland will be discussed by the Scottish grand committee. The Transfer of Crofting Estates (Scotland) Bill will also be discussed. The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme is the subject of the adjournment debate.

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