Before we leave you, here's a quick round up of today's events in the House of Commons.
Home Secretary Theresa May made a statement to MPs following an urgent question on the Wanlessreport into the Home Office's handling of allegations of child abuse by prominent figures.
During the statement Mrs May said:
- the inquiry found no evidence that there was a cover-up, or that that records were deliberately removed or destroyed
- she cannot be sure that the Home Office did not engage in a child abuse cover-up in the 1980s
- the Home Office will accept the recommendations of the report
- some of the historical allegations of abuse covered by the report are now being investigated by the police, including claims made by journalist Don Hale that files he had been given by former Cabinet Minister Barbara Castle containing abuse allegations were seized by Special Branch Officers and suppressed.
Later, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling revealed in a statement that confidential conversations between prisoners and their MPs and lawyers may have been taped and listened to by prison staff, as part of routine monitoring of prisoner communications between 2006 and 2012.
He told MPs:
- an investigation into the recording of telephone calls between prisoners and their constituency MPs and lawyers will be launched
- that calls between at least 32 current MPs and prisoners had taken place, though he was unsure of the figure for previous MPs; the most recent was between a prisoner and his constituency MP Justice Minister Simon Hughes
- a small number of calls between prisoners and their lawyers had also "accidently" been recorded
- he was sorry for the lapse.
In a packed day in the House of Commons MPs also:
- passed the National Insurance Contributions Bill, which aims to simplify contributions paid by the self-employed and brings in new anti-avoidance mechanisms - the bill will now move to the House of Lords
- passed a ten minute rule bill tabled by Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert to introduce a new National Defence Medal to be awarded to armed forces personnel who have served two years in the Army but who have not fought in battle
- accepted the findings of a report by the Commons Finance and Services Committee on the House of Commons' financial plan for 2015/16 and beyond
- questioned justice ministers during the daily oral questions session
- held an adjournment debate on improving rail services to the Portsmouth Harbour area, led by Conservative MP for Gosport Caroline Dinenage.