Parliament: The House

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BBC chief joins

Blair's staff

A new row over the influence of spin doctors emerged with the appointment of the head of BBC's Research Unit to 10 Downing Street.

Bill Bush will leave the BBC and join Tony Blair's staff as Head of Research at the Strategic Communications Unit.

He is one of the leading experts on elections and voting behaviour.

Today's Agenda

Commons: 2.30pm

Health questions.

t Opposition debate on Sierra Leone.

t Short debate on access to justice for deaf people

Lords: 2.30pm

t Commonwealth Development Corp Bill, report.

t Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Bill, report.

t Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bill, report.