01.07.2016

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The Simple Politics guide to next week in Parliament.
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It's not boring!

They say there is no rest for the wicked. Senior Conservatives must have been very, very naughty. In a week of drama, yesterday's announcements and the fall out from those announcements was, well, dramatic. May and Gove are now clearly front runners, but, after the Big Vote result last week, we've got out the prediction game. No clue what's going to  happen. And that's without mentioning the Labour Party. 

There was a time, and there may be a time again, when these emails were full of enlightening facts and straightforward explanations. For now, though, Mr Fact and Mrs Straightforward appear to be on holiday. I hope they have a nice time and come back soon. Maybe tanned. Here are the laws that are going on in the background this week.

Wales Bill
 

This is another go at the Wales Bill started last year. It'll clarify division of powers between Assembly and Westminster, give extra powers for energy, transport and elections (I'd imagine we'll have Welsh votes for 16s soon) and gives the assembly more power over their own affairs.

Expect passion from Plaid Cyrmu MPs!

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Children and Social Work Bill 

This is to improve the life chances of those in care - making adoption quicker, ensuring that authorities track achievement of the adopted and those in care and to make sure all children leaving care are fully briefed on the services available to them.

It's in the Lords on Tuesday. Critics say it doesn't do anything to fix underlying issues.
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Policing and Crime Bill

This aims to make lots of small changes to the police force.

Highlights include: ensuring closer collaboration between police and other emergency services, simplifying complaints procedure and ending the use of police cells being used as 'places of safety'.

It's in the Lords on Tuesday.
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