After a busy day in the House of Commons, here's a round up of today's events.
Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement updating MPs on developments at the weekend'sG20 summit.
During the debate:
- Mr Cameron said the government will stick to its economic strategy amid growing threats to the recovery from global instability
- he said the UK would not be "cowed" by terrorists, confirming that proposed new counter-terrorism laws authorising the police to confiscate the passports of UK citizens who have been fighting in Syria and Iraq would be published before the end of the year
- Mr Cameron urged MPs to combat the "myths" about the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) on the NHS
- Ed Miliband accused David Cameron of getting his "excuses in early" by announcing that there were "red warning lights" and blaming global factors for the failure of the government's economic strategy
- Mr Miliband suggested that the government's deficit-reduction programme is falling further behind schedule.
Environment Secretary Liz Truss made a statement on Bird Flu, after thedisease was detected in the UK for the first time in six years. She told MPs:
- the presence of "highly pathogenic" H5 avian flu has been detected but experts are unsure exactly what strand of the virus has caused the outbreak; the H5N1 form, deadly to humans, has been ruled out, however
- the risk to public health is "extremely low" and does not pose a food safety risk
- only ducks have been affected so far, and no cases have been found in chickens or turkeys, leaving birds traditionally eaten for Christmas dinner unaffected ahead of the festive period
- there will be "robust" compensation paid out to farmers adversely affected by the outbreak.
In a packed day in the House of Commons MPs also:
- passed the Childcare Payments Bill through its final stage in the House of Commons, meaning it will now move to the House of Lords
- heard an urgent question by Conservative MP John Baron on the government's recruitment of army reservists, which he labelled a "shambles" after the Ministry of Defence published figures which showed the number of reservists rose by 400 (1.8%) over the past year to 22,450
- put questions to Home Secretary Theresa May and her ministerial team
- took part in a short debate, led by Conservative MP James Morris, on mental health services and the homicide investigation report on the death of Christina Edkins.