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Summary

  1. The Commons began at 11.30 GMT with questions to the Foreign Office team
  2. Questions were followed by a ten minute rule bill from Stroud MP Neil Carmichael about the appointment of school governors
  3. MPs defeated an opposition motion of no confidence in Welfare Minister Lord Freud after his comments on pay for disabled workers
  4. The afternoon's business also included a debate on coalfield communities
  5. The adjournment debate was introduced by Marcus Jones, on the A5 trunk road between the M42 and the M69
  6. In the Lords, the day began with two new introductions: Baroness Evans of Bowes Park and Lord Cashman
  7. After questions, peers will completed report stage scrutiny of the Serious Crime Bill
  8. Peers concluded proceedings with a short debate on the National Plan for Music Education