The pick of the week ahead in Parliament

Monday in the Commons starts with MPs questioning the Education Secretary Michael Gove and his team – and they then move on to debate their own pensions. The government motion reaffirms support for giving IPSA, the MPs’ expenses watchdog, control of their pension scheme, and for increasing MPs contributions in line with the increases Lord Hutton recommended for all public sector pension workers. But there’s an amendment down from four awkward squaddies, Chris Chope, Peter Bone, David Anderson and Bill Esterson which deletes that second bit. This could be fun.

Tuesday begins with health questions – pitting Secretary of State Andrew Lansley against his Labour predecessor Andy Burnham, now reshuffled to shadow his old department. That’s followed by a 10-Minute Rule Bill from Paul Maynard. Mr Maynard, who has cerebral palsy, wants more help for disabled people with complex mobility needs

Wednesday – The Work and Pensions Committee looks at one of the most controversial aspects of the Government’s Welfare Reform Bill – the replacement of the Disability living Allowance.

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