Weekly Information Bulletin
The next Bulletin will be published on 28 April 2001
House of Commons
The Leader of the House has announced that, subject to business, the House of Commons will rise at the end of business on Tuesday 10 April 2001 and return on Monday 23 April
Information Office hours during the recess: Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm except Bank Holidays
House of Lords
The House of Lords will rise at the end of business on Tuesday 10 April 2001 and return on Monday 23 April
Information Office hours during the recess: Closed Thursday 12 April - Thursday 19 April inclusively , 10.00am - 4.00pm all other days
Palace of Westminster: Summer Opening
The Palace of Westminster will be open to visitors this summer from 6th August until 29th September 2001. It will be closed on Sundays, Bank Holidays and some weekday mornings. Tickets can be pre-booked and are available for purchase from mid - July by contacting the Ticketmaster , Telephone 020 7344 9966 or at: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Private Members' Bills' Fridays
2nd and 9th February, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March, 6th and 27th April, 11th and 18th May, 8th and 15th June and 20th July 2001
12th and 19th January, 16th February, 2nd March, 4th May, 22nd and 29th June, 6th and 13th July and 19th October 2001.
Following the decision of the House on 20 November 2000, adjournment debates in Westminster Hall will now take place between 9.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Subject to the discretion of the Speaker, Tuesday and Wednesday debates will begin with two 11/2 hour debates which will be followed by three half an hour debates. The 11/2 hour and the 1 hour debates are intended for general issues to which a number of Members may wish to contribute.