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The Simple Politics guide to next week in Parliament.
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On Wednesday, Osborne will get to his feet in the Commons and deliver the first full Budget from an entirely Conservative government for many, many years. He likes to keep us guessing about what he'll say, but if you want to keep up with it all - don't forget to follow us, @easypoliticsuk, on twitter. Lots of other things going on next week. Here's our pick of the Bills.

Investigatory Powers Bill

This is meant to prevent terrorism. It gives security services the power to monitor people’s internet history by making internet companies keep records for a year.


This is controversial. Critics say it infringes on human rights and say it is getting rushed through so MPs can’t debate it properly.
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Energy Bill

This will protect the North Sea’s oil and gas industry and develop cost-efficient ways for trapping the carbon dioxide that comes from burning fossil fuels.


The Bill also planned to end onshore wind farm subsidies but this is now unlikely after the Lords backed an amendment to delete this clause.
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Housing and Planning Bill

This will extend the right-to-buy to housing association tenants and create more ‘starter homes’ at a 20% discount for first-time buyers.


Critics say these starter homes will still be unaffordable for most people and warn that the social housing stock won’t be easy to replace.
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Our video guide to the Investigatory Powers Bill
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