The House of Lords examines a private member's bill which would abolish by-elections for hereditary peers.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she will make no excuses for the poor performance of Scottish schools in an international survey.
Coverage of Thursday at the Northern Ireland Assembly, as the Justice Committee is briefed on the latest developments in tackling paramilitary activity.
AMs quiz the economy and health secretaries. Debates are held on public health, the Autumn Statement and letting fees.
MEPs hear a speech from Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, and vote to ratify an EU data protection agreement with US police, as well as next year's EU budget.
As the last full week before Christmas hoves into view, MPs and peers will be looking at the planning system, policing and there are plenty of committee sessions to keep them busy.