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TODAY IN PARLIAMENT, WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY

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The Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Bill is being introduced and given a first reading. ...
The Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Bill is being introduced and given a first reading.

The Regional Government Bill to establish elected parliaments in each of the regions of England; to define the powers and authority of these bodies and for related purposes will be presented by Chris Davies (Lib Dem).

Written announcements are expected on: performance of Scottish councils during recent bad weather; Education (School Premises) regulations; highways agency targets; Central London and East London TECs; the statutory sick pay scheme; privatising recruitment and assessment services.

Backbench debates will include the regeneration of coalfield communities and government waste disposal strategy: recycling or incineration.

The effect of quarrying on communities is the subject of the adjournment debate.

The Lords will hear questions on the Pensions Act and control of Euro-parliament spending.

Environment ministers David Curry and Robert Jones will appear before the environment select committee considering housing need.

The future for Scottish agriculture will be discussed by the Scottish affairs select committee.

Witnesses from Manchester and Birmingham airports and the Air Operators' Association will answer transport select committee MP's questions on UK airport capacity.

Education and training for 14 to 19 year olds will be considered by the education select committee.

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