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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th March 2001

Business of the House of Commons
16 - 23 March 2001

Friday 16 March

The House sat at 9.30 am

Private Members' Bills

Christmas Day (Trading) Bill (2nd Reading agreed to, on division); Transplant of Human Organs Bill (Debate adjourned); Private Dental Practitioners Bill (Debate adjourned) (See Public Bill List for new dates)

Adjournment - Mr John Wilkinson on secondary school education in West London

The House rose at 3pm


Monday 19 March

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence

Legislation - Proceedings on the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill (All stages agreed to, no debate, no division)

Legislation - Regulatory Reform Bill [HL] (2nd Reading) (Agreed to, on division)

Money and Ways and Means Resolution - (Agreed to, on division)

Debate - Motion relating to the Common European Security and Defence Policy (Division deferred until 21st March - Agreed to, on division))

Adjournment - Mr Bill Rammell on the UK glass industry

The House rose at 1.07am


Tuesday 20 March

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr David Drew on food policy

Dr Vincent Cable on procedures for planning appeals

Mr Alan Meale on NHS treatment: the case of Lorayne Buckley

Mr Christopher Gill on the maintenance of fish stocks

Mr Denis Murphy on the investigation into the death of Trooper Christopher Young

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Environment, Transport and the Regions

Statement - Foot and Mouth Disease (Rural Economy) - Mr Michael Meacher

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Standards and Privileges (Independent Appeals Body) - Ms Teresa Gorman (Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to, no division)

Legislation - Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [HL] (2nd Reading) (Agreed to, on division)

Money and Ways and Means Resolution - (Agreed to, no division)

Debate - Motion on the Churchwardens Measure (Agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Mr Tom Brake on South London rail services (GoVia)

The House rose at 12.17am


Wednesday 21 March

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr Nigel Evans on Government policy on illegal drugs

Mr Bill Tynan on the impact of Government policies on families in Scotland

Mr Richard Shepherd on the proposed closure of Aldridge Fire Station

Mr Kevin McNamara on the proposed closure of the Health and Safety Executive office in Hull

Mr A J Beith on rail services in the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Minister for the Cabinet Office; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Equal Pay (Audit) - Mr Vernon Coaker (Motion for leave to bring in, Agreed to, no division)

Debate - on an Opposition Motion by Tim Yeo expressing concern about the increasing extent of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease and urging the Government to take immediate steps to help the worst affected areas. (Negatived, on division)

Amendment by Mr Nicholas Brown endorsing the Government's policy of intensifying disease control measures and working toward modifying controls in areas that have remained free of the disease. (Agreed to, on division)

(7th Allotted Day)

Adjournment - Mr Eric Martlew on economic impact of the Foot and Mouth outbreak in Cumbria

The House rose at 10.47pm


Thursday 22 March

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Trade and Industry

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Debate - Motion arising from the 2nd Report of the Procedure Committee: Election of a Speaker (HC 40 2000/01). (Agreed to, on division)

Private Legislation - Kent County Council Bill (Remaining Stages agreed to, no division); Medway Council Bill (Remaining Stages agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Mr Michael Howard on Euro Tunnel Freight Services and illegal immigrants

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - 1st Report of the Scottish Affairs Committee on Poverty in Scotland (HC 59 1999-00)

The House rose at 6.23pm


Friday 23 March

The House sat at 9.30 am

Private Members' Bills

National Lottery (Amendment) Bill; Railways Bill; Human Fertilisation And Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill; Register Of Drug Trafficking Offenders Bill; Siting Of Telecommunications Masts Bill; Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) Bill; Copyright Etc and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill; Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill; Private Dental Practitioners Bill; Rail Passenger Services Bill (Second Readings)

Statement (11 am) - Marchioness Inquiries - Mr John Prescott

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

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 - Gillian Merron on access to criminal records

 
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