– Build HS2, or queue for trains, warns new boss
– We want to be closer to unions, says Harman
– Ministers oppose smoking ban in cars with children
– Dan Hodges: What happened to the bonfire of the quangos?
– Benefits blitz on scroungers. Call for crackdown as system branded ‘unfit for purpose’
– Leo McKinstry: Unelected peers insult voters by flying flag for EU
– Floods: We can’t save town and country
– Plain packs breach our rights, say tobacco giants
– We’ll pick successor to sacked Ofsted boss, Lib Dems tell Gove
– Press freedom threatened by Bill to reduce red tape
– Grassroots Tories want UKIP pact
– Hammond: lobby ship unions over new Trident
– Lording it: peers not happy with subsidised restaurants
– Project Cameron has been derailed by austerity and the threat of UKIP warns the Conservatives 2020 group
In the House of Commons
– Communities and Local Government Select Committee. Subject: Fiscal devolution to cities and city regions
– Former BBC director general Mark Thompson gives evidence to House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on the failed Digital Media Initiative.
– Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith gives evidence to Commons Work and Pensions Committee.
In the House of Lords
– Legislation. Defence Reform Bill – Committee stage – Lord Astor of Hever
– Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (EU Sub-Committee B). Subject: EU action to tackle youth unemployment
– 1115 LONDON: Education Secretary Michael Gove giving speech on education reform.
– 1300 LONDON: Tube strike press conference. Leaders of the RMT and TSSA unions press conference ahead of two 48-hour Tube strikes.