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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:16 am, 10th May 2018

There is something of the groundhog day about this. The business for the week commencing 14 May will include:

Monday 14 MaySecond Reading of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords].

Tuesday 15 May—If necessary, consideration of Lords amendments followed by remaining stages of the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill followed by a general debate on housing and homes.

Wednesday 16 MayOpposition day (11th allotted day). There will be a debate on an Opposition motion. Subject to be announced.

Thursday 17 May—Debate on a motion on plastic bottles and coffee cups followed by general debate on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

Friday 18 MayThe House will not be sitting.

The provisional business for the week commencing 21 May will include:

Monday 21 May—Consideration of Lords amendments followed by Second Reading of the Tenant Fees Bill.

You were kind enough, Mr Speaker, to host the Grenfell survivors in Speaker’s House this week. I pay tribute to their courage in sharing their personal stories with us. None of us can imagine the pain and suffering experienced by all those caught up in that tragic event last year, and I reiterate the commitment of the Government and Parliament to doing everything we can to ensure that such a terrible tragedy never happens again.

Yesterday was important for two reasons. First, it was Teacher Appreciation Day, so I would like to say a big thank you to all the hard-working teachers and school staff who make such a difference to the lives of young people every single day. Secondly, it was also Europe Day. As a proud European myself, I join the millions across our continent celebrating our strong ties of friendship and shared history.