News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament with Susan Hulme.
Susan Hulme reports on the pledge of the Energy Secretary Chris Huhne that 'the lights will stay on' despite fears of worsening energy shortages and risks to Britain's traditional sources of power. Mr Huhne, a newcomer to answering questions in the Commons, also has a few teething troubles. In the Lords, several foreign policy experts and former diplomats make a plea for Britain's Foreign Office budget to be exempt from budgetary cut-backs. And Kristiina Cooper watches peers argue over how our political parties should be funded. Ministers are taken to task for making announcements to the media before informing Parliament. And there's a row over procedure in the Scottish Parliament during a debate on the Crofting Bill.