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Summary

  1. MPs will be questioning the Attorney General Jeremy Wright, followed by the new minister for equalities and women, Justine Greening.
  2. It's then time for an urgent question from the Conservative MP Neil Carmichael, who will ask about school funding.
  3. Then it's the Business Statement from the new Leader of the House, David Lidington.
  4. There are two Backbench business debates; the first on the ban on manufacture, sale, possession and use of snares - and then on ,atters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.
  5. Peers started the day with questions as usual - then moved on to a series of debates, including the impact of leaving the EU on farmers; and on the NHS.

Live Reporting

By Esther Webber and Sam Francis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    It's been a busy few weeks, but now MPs and peers have disappeared from Westminster for the Parliamentary recess.

    Politics continues - of course - and you can follow all the twists and turns through the summer with our BBC colleagues. Just visit BBC Politics for all the latest news.

    There could be an unexpected recall, of course, but otherwise, parliamentarians return on Monday 5 September

    So until then, goodbye.

  2. Some warm home payments will be late - minister

    Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Labour's Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, who has tabled a motion of regret, says she has "major concerns about the delay" in extending the Warm Homes Discount scheme, and it is "increasingly unlikely that policy objective of reaching payees" by this winter will be achieved. 

    In response, Business, Energy and Infrastructure Strategy Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe says she "regrets" the delay and while some payments will be late, the "majority" should be made this winter. 

    The motion passes and the Lords rises for recess. The House sits again in September.

  3. Peers debate Warm Home Discount extension

    Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Peers now move on to the Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 approval motion.

    The Warm Home Discount scheme, which ran for five years to 31 March 2016, has provided assistance with energy costs to around two million low-income and vulnerable households in Great Britain each year. These draft regulations provide that the scheme will run in 2016–17 and 2017–18.  

    Business, Energy and Infrastructure Strategy Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe admits bringing it before the House has "taken longer than we would have liked" but says if it is not passed today payments will not begin until December.

  4. Minister: Wrong to adopt stance on NHS workers

    Brexit and the NHS debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Lord Prior

    Health Minister Lord Prior of Brampton responds to the debate for the government, acknowledging that the NHS is "hugely impacted by size of our overall economy" and Brexit will have "a big impact on workforce mobility". 

    He stresses he wants to give an "early reassurance" that EU nationals "continue to be welcome" and make a "huge contribution" to the NHS.

    However, he says it would be "wrong to set out unilateral position" and pre-empt Brexit negotiations.

  5. End of Commons session

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    And with that business in the House of Commons comes to an end for the term. 

    MPs will be back on 5 September for a short plenary session before the political conference season.

  6. Labour calls for emergency taskforce on Brexit impact on universities

    Brexit and the NHS debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Lord Hunt

    Opposition health spokesman Lord Hunt of Kings Heath tells the House that the government had already been promoting the "fantasy that the NHS can provide better services on less money" and the "Brexit decision comes on top of a very serious situation".

    He asks what preparation the Department of Health had made for this eventuality, adding: "I suspect the answer is none."

    "The core of the tension" in this issue is the ability to recruit staff and protect workers' rights, he says, but also calls for an emergency taskforce on Brexit's impact on university research. 

  7. Responsibility lies with the Trust

    Adjournment debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Health Minister Philip Dunne

    Health Minister Philip Dunne says while there are examples of good care within the trust the problem of staff shortages in Mid-Yorkshire "is well known".

    However the responsibility "for staffing in her constituency does sit with the Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust", he tells MPs.

    There are nationally set standards "nut these are not hard and fast rules" he tells MPs. 

    Trusts "have to use their judgement" and "focus on the quality of care" rather than metrics such as staffing ratios.

    The "health economy in the area has received a signification cash injection", he tells MPs.

    Funding settlement for NHS England 2016/17 had increased funding available to the CCG's in the area - Wakefield increased 3% to £848m, while Kirklees increased 2.5% to £237.1m.

  8. Lib Dems raise concerns over EU nationals working in the NHS

    Brexit and the NHS debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Winding up for the Lib Dems, Baroness Tyler of Enfield says it's "vital we have the right number of staff and that they feel valued". 

    She discusses the number of NHS staff who come to the UK from other EU countries, claiming the NHS is already "struggling to recruit and retain permanent staff".

    She asks the government to "urgently clarify its intentions" on arrangements for EU nationals to work in the UK following Brexit.

  9. 'Very little progress has been made'

    Adjournment debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Labour's Paula Sheriff intervenes, telling MPs that since she tabled a debate on Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust in March "very little progress has been made, if any".

    Three months ago, leaders of the trust had "effectively been in crisis mode for the last 14 months", Ms Sherif told MPs.

    On a recent "Patient safety walk around" she saw a number of staffing issues remained including one patient who was told "not ring her alarm bell at night because there was only one member of staff on duty".

  10. Mid-Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust: Safety 'inadequate', inspection finds

    Adjournment debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Pinders hospital

    Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust has been told to improve after its safety was rated as "inadequate" following an inspection by the health regulator.

    The CQC found nurse staffing levels "continued to be a problem" while the hospitals controlled by the Trust - Pinderfields Hospital, Pontefract Hospital and Dewsbury and District Hospital  - were each rated as "requires improvement" after the June inspection.

    A previous inspection last year found staffing levels in some areas of the trust were a "significant concern".

    Overall, the trust's services were rated as "good" for being caring, but as "requires improvement" for being effective, responsive and well led.

    Maternity services, services for children and young people, and outpatients and diagnostics at all three hospitals were rated as "good".

    Read more here.

  11. 'Things will get worse'

    Adjournment debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Former shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper

    The adjournment debate is on staffing levels at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust which was rated "inadequate", following an inspection by health regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

    Former shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper tells MPs that "nothing is being done" and "things will get worse" if this continues.

  12. Tribute to longer serving tea lady

    Pre-recess debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Michael Ellis concludes the debate by praising House of Commons staff Noeleen Delaney who retires today after 30 years in Members' Tea Room. 

    She serves her last drink with "excellence, warmth and kindness of spirit she always has" he says.

    He then wishes "everyone well over he summer recess".

  13. That 'boring anecdote': Michael Ellis promises to explain...

    Pre-recess debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    offers to expand on his anecdote "over a couple of

    Deputy Leader of the House Michael Ellis offers to expand on his anecdote "over a couple of days" if his opposite number Paul Flynn is free.

    This seems unlikely however, as Mr Ellis points out that the shadow leader of the House holds "no fewer than four shadow cabinet briefs".

  14. 'Politics in miniature'

    Pre-recess debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Shadow leader of the House Paul Flynn

    Shadow leader of the House Paul Flynn thanks MPs for the "splendid debate".

    Today has been "politics in miniature" he argues, of "protozoan importance nationally, but of vast gigantic importance concern in our constituencies", he argues.

    He also welcomes the new Deputy Leader of the House Michael Ellis to his post. 

    He says he worked with Mr Ellis on the Home Affairs Committee, where his cross examination skills often led witnesses "seeking the number of the Samaritans".

    Mr Ellis, however, has already reached the "pinnacle of his parliamentary career" when he told what the Telegraph described as "the most boring anecdote ever", Mr Flynn says.

  15. No 10 cat receives medical treatment

    Sky News producer tweets, following earlier questions about whether Larry the Cat was being treated properly:

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  16. Will Brexit make NHS staff shortages worse?

    Nick Triggle

    Health Correspondent

    Nurses

    The vote to leave the EU risks making staffing shortages in the NHS worse, health leaders are warning.

    The NHS Confederation said doctors and nurses from Europe may be put off accepting jobs after the referendum.

    If that happened the NHS could face some major problems, it said.

    The organisation, which represents health managers, said there were currently 130,000 EU health and care workers in the UK, including 10% of doctors and 5% of nurses.

    Read more.

  17. Staffing NHS 'more difficult' after Brexit, warns peer

    Brexit and the NHS debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Baroness Watkins

    Professor of nursing and crossbencher Baroness Watkins of Tavistock is opening a debate on the implications of the EU referendum result for government policies on ensuring safe staffing levels in the NHS and social care services. 

    She sees a "critical need to ensure the security of the future staff supply" which she says will become "more difficult" as the UK leaves the EU. 

    She is also concerned that training and professional development will suffer as the government reassesses financial priorities in the context of Brexit. 

  18. Minister pledges clarity for farmers

    Brexit and farming debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Environment Minister Lord Gardiner of Kimble reminds peers that "until we leave [the EU] it's business as usual" and farmers must continue to comply with EU regulations. 

    He says on questions over financial support, "we fully recognise need to give clarity to farmers and other land managers".

    He adds that government is going to dedicate itself to an "exciting new vision of British agriculture".