Some people have difficulty recognising that Parliament and the House of Commons are not synonymous terms. Unfortunately, this extends at times to the media. The Evening Standard last night reported ‘Parliament is due to rise tomorrow… but Mr Cameron said today that Parliament could meet on Wednesday to discuss further developments’. Er, no. The House of Commons was due to rise today. The House of Lords was not. Anyone familiar with the parliamentary calendar would know that the Commons was scheduled to rise on 19 July and the House of Lords on 20 July. The only question at our end has not been whether we sit on Wednesday but, given the delays in getting through legislation last week, whether we would need to extend the sitting to Thursday.