Westminster business at 4 April 2011
4 April 2011
Extracted from a weekly round up of Westminster parliamentary business by political monitoring agency DeHavilland which may be of interest to people with M.E.
NB. Parliament is about to stand down for the Easter recess, returning 26 April.
Monday 4 April
- the single public sector equality duty, as contained in the Equality Act 2010, comes into force
- House of Lords Oral Questions (2.30pm): reorganisation of the primary care trusts - Lord Dubs
- Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is expected to give a statement on NHS reforms
- Pensions Minister Steve Webb is expected to give a statement and publish a Green Paper on the Government’s plans for a universal pension.
- Work and Pensions Ministers are expected to issue a statement on the Government response to the consultation on Disability Living Allowance reform.
Other news this week:
The new tax year begins, with changes to income tax threshold, National Insurance contributions, income limits for tax credits and withdrawal rates.