MPs begin Easter break

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THE House of Commons adjourns for its Easter recess today after a series of short debates initiated by backbenchers.

Business will start at 9.30am - one hour after the end of an all-night session of backbench debates. This morning's subjects for debate include the proposed Channel tunnel rail link, government policy towards Russia and the establishment of British-owned ferry services between Spain and Morocco.

MPs will return on Wednesday 14 April. The House of Lords, which adjourned for its recess yesterday, will also resume business on 14 April.