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Weekly Information Bulletin: 12th May 2001


Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on 23 June 2001


The content and format of the Weekly Information Bulletin is currently being reviewed. Comments from users would be welcome. In particular:

    1. Is there any information that you would expect to find in the Bulletin that is not there?

    2. If new material were added, what existing material could be removed without reducing the Bulletin's usefulness to you?

    3. How could the information in the Bulletin be more helpfully organised and presented?

Please send replies to the editor, Sarah Priddy, by 8 June 2001, at the following address:

Weekly Information Bulletin Editor House of Commons Information Office London SW1A 2TT

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Parliament will be dissolved on Monday 14 May.

The General Election will take place on Thursday 7 June. All 659 Westminster parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom will be contested. No elections will take place for the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly. Local elections will also be held on Thursday 7th June

The new Parliament will be summoned to meet on Wednesday 13 June, when the first business will be the election of the Speaker and the swearing-in of members.

The State Opening will be on Wednesday 20 June.


The Parliament website provides information on the electoral timetable; candidates; electors; the Electoral Commission; election broadcasts; election literature; new parliament procedures and miscellaneous facts about general elections.

A list of Members of Parliament will be available from the House of Commons Information Office after the Election.

Ballot for Private Members' Bills

It is expected that the Ballot will take place on 28 June 2001. A list of those successful will be available after 11.00am on that day.

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:


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