Parliament & Politics The House: Discounts cut

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The Government came under heavy fire over plans to cut discounts for council tenants buying their homes from the current pounds 50,000 maximum discount for council home buyers, to 60 per cent of the value of a house and up to 70 per cent of the value of a flat. Tories claimed such moves would cost tenants up to pounds 28,000 each and affect 10 per cent of families nationally and 25 per cent in London.

Today's Business:

Commons: 9.30am: Backbench debates on environmental effects of taxation, the pig and livestock industry, recent floods in South Wales, the proposal for a trial in The Hague for the alleged Lockerbie suspects, the use of private finance initiative by West Hertfordshire Health Authority. Cabinet Office questions. Prime Minister's questions. The European Parliamentary Elections Bill, consideration of Lords amendments. Northern Ireland Bill, consideration of Lords amendments. Short debate on immediate health care on North Norfolk.

Lords: Registration of Political Parties Bill. Short debate on the state of agriculture.