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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th January 2009

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The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 31 January 2009

HM Official Opposition reshuffle - 19th January 2009

Shadow Cabinet appointments detailed below:

Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP - Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Mark Francois MP - Shadow Minister for Europe

Alan Duncan MP - Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Chris Grayling MP - Shadow Home Secretary

Dominic Grieve MP - Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Nick Herbert MP - Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Rt Hon Theresa May MP - Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and Shadow Minister for Women

Eric Pickles MP - Chairman of the Conservative Party

Caroline Spelman MP - Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Full details of the Conservative party shadow cabinet and parliamentary team are available on the

Parliament website via the following link: http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/opp.cfm

Private Members' Bills:

The Private Members Ballot Bills were presented to the House on Wednesday 21 January 2009

The Leader of the House has announced that the following Fridays are allocated for the consideration of Private Members' Bills during the 2008/09 session:

2009: 27 February; 6, 13, 20 and 27 March; 24 April; 8 and 15 May; 12, 19 and 26 June; 3 July and 16 October

House of Commons Calendar for the 2008/2009 session:

The Leader of the House announced the following recess dates for the 2008/2009 session:

Christmas recess 2008

The House rose on Thursday 18 December 2008 and returned on Monday 12 January 2009

Spring half term recess 2009

The House will rise on Thursday 12 February 2009 and will return on Monday 23 February 2009

April recess 2009

The House will rise on Thursday 2 April 2009 and will return on Monday 20 April 2009

Whitsun recess 2009

The House will rise on Thursday 21 May 2009 and will return on Monday 1 June 2009

Summer recess 2009

The House will rise on Tuesday 21 July 2009 and will return on Monday 12 October 2009

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