MEPs return to their constituencies in the week 31 October - 4 November.
The week commencing 7 November will be devoted to meetings of the political groups, in preparation to the next plenary session in Strasbourg, 14-17 November 2005 .
The European Commission is closed until Thursday 3 November.
Thursday 3 November
General Affairs and External Relations, Economic and Financial Affairs, Justice and Home Affairs, Brussels
ESRC/BA Conference on Social Science's Contribution to European Development, British Academy, London
Friday 4 November
PSC (Political and Security Committee), General Affairs and External Relations, Brussels
Council Committee and Working Group Meetings, General Affairs and External Relations, Brussels
All issues except those relating to the GAERC, ECOFIN and JHA councils, which are addressed in COREPER II meetings, Brussels