Newsletter 20.11

Weekly update on next 7 days in Parliament.
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It's Autumn Statement time...

Yes, on Wednesday next week George Osborne will stand up and tell us what he's going to do.  It's a pretty big job. He's got tax credits to change, he's got the worst deficit for 6 years and he's going to want to come out smelling of roses. 

Scotland Bill

Giving more power to the Scottish Parliament.  These powers were promised before the Independence referendum.

Some argue that these powers don't go far enough and don't fulfil promises made.
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Childcare Bill

This will give every 3 and 4 year old 30 hours of free childcare a week.  This will help level the playing field and allow more people to work.

Some question the amount the government pays per hour.
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Northern Ireland Welfare Reform Bill

This Bill will give the power to Westminster to make changes in Northern Ireland welfare.  

Alex Attwood,  called it a "grotesque abdication of political responsibility".
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