Once again and despite still being in the programmed business yesterday, the Lords' committee proceedings which were due to continue today have been deferred. No future dates have yet been announced.

It may also be noted that four Labour MPs (John McDonnell, Paul Flynn, Katy Clark and Joan Walley) have tabled an early day motion (No.1322) on the subject of the bill:

"That this House recognises the good work done by many of the non-departmental public bodies included in the Public Bodies Bill [Lords]; is concerned that a single Bill gives Ministers the power to abolish or change the status of a wide variety of organisations with diverse functions; and calls on the Government to reconsider and to consult further with relevant stakeholder organisations and unions on the social need and economic value of the work undertaken by these bodies, and to ensure that decisions on the future of each public body are, where appropriate referred to the relevant select committee and subjected to full parliamentary scrutiny. "

Other MPs are free to add their names to the motion but such motions are not ordinarily debated.