MPs get back to work

Parliament opens for business again on Tuesday afternoon after a near two-month break, with tackling the effects of the recession top of the political agenda.

Ministers have already been back at work to finalise next year’s spending plans, which will be presented on September 15.
Among the main issues set to dominate the next parliamentary session are cabinet plans to raise the state pension age from 65 to 67 and the future of Dutch military involvement in Afghanistan.
A government commission is also due to publish its findings on Dutch support for the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 early next year. The commission was set up to head-off demands for a full parliamentary inquiry.

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