There will be no Prime Minister’s Questions today as the House of Commons is on its April recess.

Rishi Sunak normally faces off against the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, each Wednesday, but the pair will get a break from their verbal jousting this week and next.

Here’s when PMQs will next be in session, and what’s been going on in UK politics so far this week.

When is the next PMQs?

Parliament returns from recess on Monday 17 April, so the next PMQs will be on Wednesday 19 April, at the usual time of midday.

The session will be streamed live on the i website, and will also be broadcast on the UK Parliament YouTube channel.

PMQs airs live on BBC News and Sky News on TV, and is accessible online through BBC iPlayer and the Sky News live YouTube stream.

What’s happening in UK politics today?

The Government’s measures to tackle antisocial behaviour are not making any difference, Sir Keir said, as he portrayed Labour as “very much the party of law and order”.

Both main parties have put crime-fighting plans at the heart of their campaigns to snap up votes in May’s local elections.

Sir Keir, who marked the third anniversary of becoming Labour leader on Tuesday, accused the Conservatives of treating antisocial behaviour as “low level”.

He told broadcasters during a visit to East Lancashire: “The Government sometimes likes to pretend that it doesn’t really exist or it doesn’t really impact on people. I profoundly disagree.”

The Prime Minister last week announced a set of measures to crack down on antisocial behaviour, including a laughing gas ban, trials of swifter justice measures and increased policing in areas of England and Wales deemed to have high amounts of low-level crime.

But Sir Keir said the Government had not gone far enough.

“Talk to people anywhere, Burnley or anywhere across the country, and they would say after 13 years we’re in a position where antisocial behaviour still hasn’t been dealt with.

“They’re pretty fed up with the Government and they don’t think that the measures the Government’s put in place are making any difference.”

Sir Keir repeated Labour’s promise to put 13,000 police and community support officers in neighbourhood roles “so they know their patch, they can deal with the preventative stuff, but also enforcement”.

Meanwhile, Mr Sunak has welcomed Finland becoming the newest member of the Nato defence alliance.

Finland has joined the alliance in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with Sweden also seeking to join.

The Prime Minister said: “This is an historic day for Finland and for Nato. Their accession has made our alliance stronger and every one of us safer.

“All Nato members now need to take the steps necessary to admit Sweden too, so we can stand together as one alliance to defend freedom in Europe and across the world.”

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