A look behind the scenes at Westminster with Steve Richards.

The Labour MP Ann Cryer reflects on the Legg Report, as MPs have once again been under scrutiny over their expense claims. But how good are MPs themselves at scrutinising the government? In the week when the prime minister appeared before the select committee chairs, should our MPs get legal training?

Plus John Hutton, Sir Menzies Campbell and Bernard Jenkin discuss the future of the nation's defences. And should the Pope have intervened in the UK's equality debate?

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