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Weekly Information Bulletin: 10th February 2001

Business of the House of Commons
2 - 9 February 2001

Friday 2 February

The House sat at 9.30 am

Private Members' Bills

Outworking Bill (2nd Reading agreed to, but, there being no quorum present, business stood over until the next day);

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill (2nd Reading agreed to, but, there being no quorum present, business stood over until the next day); Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill (Debate adjourned): See Public Bill List for new dates

Adjournment - Mr Gareth R Thomas (Harrow West) on the treatment of Parkinson's Disease

The House rose at 2.58 pm


Monday 5 February

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office

Debate - on an Opposition Motion by Mr Elfyn Llwyd noting that there is growing poverty throughout Wales and further noting the Government's failure to avoid the problems in the manufacturing industry. (Negatived on division)

Amendment by Mr Hugh Bayley noting the Government's central aim is a fair and prosperous society and endorsing the Government's commitment to eradicating child poverty. (Agreed to, no division).

Debate - on an Opposition Motion by Mr Paul Burstow welcoming the NHS Plan but regretting that the plan discriminates against older people with chronic illness by continuing to means-test them. (Negatived on division)

Amendment by Mr John Hutton welcoming the measures the Government has announced to reform the funding of long term care and to invest in new health and social care services for older people. (Agreed to on division) 4th Allotted Day.

Adjournment - Mr David Heath Government policy on unsolicited mail

The House rose at 10.56 pm


Tuesday 6 February

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am and 2.00pm

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr David Drew on the future of Hospices

Mr Robert Syms on NHS Staff cost of living supplements

Mr Jeremy Corbyn on Britain's relations with Chile

Mr Richard Spring on policing in East Anglia

Mrs Linda Gilroy on economic regeneration for Plymouth

Mr Elfyn Llwyd on mine workers' compensation scheme

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Health

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Analysis of Costs and Benefits (European Union) - Mr Michael Fabricant (Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to, no division)

Legislation - House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill (2nd Reading agreed to, no division)

Programme Motion - House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill (Agreed to, on division)

Delegated Legislation - Draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act 2000 (Disapplication of Part IV for Northern Ireland Parties, etc) Order 2001 (Agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Caroline Flint on school bus services

The House rose at 10.35 pm


Wednesday 7 February

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am and 1.58pm

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr Huw Edwards on the future of the Steel Industry

Dr Jenny Tonge on the ambulance service in London

Mrs Diana Organ on hysterectomy operations

Mr Nigel Evans on the case of the McMaster family and BNFL

Mr Paul Stinchcombe on the Implementation of the Woolf Report into the Strangeways riot

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Statutory Instruments (Amendment) - Withdrawn

Programme Motion - Homes Bill (Agreed to, on division)

Legislation - Homes Bill (Remaining Stages: New Clauses added, Amendments 22 & 23 and 28-51 made; 3rd Reading agreed to, on division)

Adjournment - Mr Alasdair Morgan on depleted uranium shelling at Dundrennan, Kirkcudbrightshire

The House rose at 10.30pm


Thursday 8 February

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Education and Employment

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Legislation - Social Security Contributions (Share Options) Bill (Remaining Stages)

Legislation - Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill (Remaining Stages)

Adjournment - Mr Jonathan Shaw on the effect of gas prices on manufacturing industry

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Social Security Fraud

The House rose at 7.30pm


Friday 9 February

The House sat at 9.30 am

The Bulletin goes to press before the actual proceedings on Friday are known.

Private Members' Bills

Road Transport Bill; Vaccination of Children (Parental Choice) Bill; Organic Food and Farming Targets Bill; Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill; Outworking Bill; Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill (2nd Readings)

Note: Consideration of Private Members' Bills may include a lengthy debate on the first-named Bill and sometimes debate on others listed. These Bills, and any not reached by 2.30pm may go through the stage named and further stages, if objections are not made.

Adjournment - Mr Michael Fabricant on United Kingdom/United States bilateral relations

 
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