The Prime Minister made a statement to Parliament yesterday on the European Council she attended last week. I was able to ask a question and I asked about free access to the European Single Market. I pointed out that we do not have to pay to sell our goods and services to any other country around the World.
In the morning I chaired the first session of the Committee Stage of the Bus Services Bill. In the afternoon I attended the Backbench Business Committee where we heard bids for debates on the operation of the Child Maintenance Service, and the position of the claim for compensation from the German government for the victims of the Thalidomide drug.
The budget debate was completed and the government will now bring forward a Finance Bill to implement the various measures announced in the Budget.
Today after questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and then the Prime Minister the main business is consideration of amendments made by the House of Lords to the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill and the remaining stages of the National Citizens Service Bill/