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TODAY IN PARLIAMENT, WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER

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The Queen will open the new session of parliament. She will make her speech, outlining the government's programme, ...
The Queen will open the new session of parliament. She will make her speech, outlining the government's programme, at about 11.30am.

The commons reconvenes at 2.30pm to debate the Queen's speech. Subjects for the five-day commons debate will be announced then.

The topic for the adjournment deabte is the Institute of Chartered Surveyors - case of Mr A Aiyer.

There will be no commons or lords question times until October 28.

Following the state opening ceremony the house of lords will meet at 3.30pm when the Queen's speech will be moved and seconded. The house will then adjourn until tomorrow when it will debate law, home and social affairs. On Tuesday the debate will be on local government, education and the environment.
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