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Weekly Information Bulletin: 30th June 2001

LEGISLATION - GENERAL NOTES

In the list of Bills which follows, the type of Bill is shown at the left-hand margin below the title by the following codes:

    G    Government Bills

    C    Consolidation Bills

    B    Private Members' Bills (under the ballot procedure). The number after refers to position in ballot

    P    Private Members' Bills (under SO No 57)

    T    Private Members' Bills (under the Ten Minute Rule, SO No 23)

    L    Private Members' Bills starting in the House of Lords

Abbreviations:

1R    First Reading: date of presentation (no debate at this stage except for Class T Bills, which have short introductory speeches)

2R    Second Reading (the debate on the principle of the Bill)

MR    Money Resolution (normally taken after 2R: shown below only if taken at another time)

SRC    Second Reading Committee (2R taken in Committee: formal 2R in whole House next day unless otherwise stated)

SGC/WGC    Scottish or Welsh Grand Committee consideration of principle (equates with SRC)

PC    Programming Committee

PSC    Programming Sub-Committee

Comm    Committee Stage (the detailed examination of the Bill). If no committee is named (eg SC A) a committee of the whole House is indicated

Comm**    House of Lords Committee of the Whole House, taken in a committee room. Debate published in daily Hansard

PBC    Public Bill Committee (committee Stage in the House of Lords, when the consideration is not undertaken by a committee of the whole House)

SPBC    Special Public Bill Committee (committee Stage in the House of Lords, when the consideration is not undertaken by a committee of the whole House. Public evidence is taken)

SSC/SSSC    Special Standing Committee (Special Scottish Standing Committee) on a Bill, where public     evidence is taken

SC A, (B, etc)    Standing Committee A, B, etc

CN    Committee negatived. (Indicates that there was no debate at committee stage in the House of Lords)

OCD    Order of Commitment discharged (no debate at committee stage in the House of Lords)

Rep    Report Stage (detailed review of the Bill as amended in committee)

3R    Third Reading (final debate on the Bill)

RS    Remaining Stages (Report Stage and Third Reading taken on the same day)

LA    Lords' Amendments considered in the House of Commons

CA    Commons' Amendments considered in the House of Lords

1st(2nd)Scot SC    1st (2nd) Scottish Standing Committee

GM    Allocation of Time Motion (Guillotine motion)

Prog    Programme Motion

PSelRep:    Bill referred to a Select Committee; date refers to the date the Committee will report by

[HL]    Indicates a Bill which started in the House of Lords

HYBRID BILL    A Public Bill which affects the private interests of particular persons or corporate bodies as distinct from the private interests of all persons or bodies

PROPOSED BILL    Indicates that a motion for leave to bring in a Bill under the Ten Minute Rule (SO No 23) was negatived

Prov 2R (Rep, 3R)    Provisional date for 2nd Reading of a Bill etc. For Private Members' Bills (if set down for a Private Members Bill Friday) this is followed, by the position of the Bill in the order of business for that day, thus giving some indication of the likelihood of debate.

Asterisk means that proceedings were formal, with no debate

Dropped - a day for the next reading has not been named or time has run out for the Bill to be considered

Order for 2nd Reading lapsed - the Bill has not been printed, therefore does not appear on the order paper on the named day

Withdrawn - Member in charge has withdrawn the Bill

# - Member in charge has named a date for consideration which is not a Private Members' Bill Friday, therefore the Bill will not be debated

COMPLETE LIST OF PUBLIC BILLS BEFORE PARLIAMENT THIS SESSION

The following is a list of Public Bills which are before Parliament this session, with the exception of Order Confirmation Bills.

In order to save space, the list is in an abbreviated form. The title of the Bill is followed by a letter denoting the type of Bill (see Legislation - General Notes) and the name of the Member and/or Peer sponsoring it. This is followed by the Bill number (or Bill numbers if it has been reprinted as amended, with the original first and the latest reprinting last). Then follow the dates of the various stages (eg 8.11 - 8 November). All forthcoming, and therefore provisional, dates are italicised. Government Bills are listed in bold type.

For an explanation of Parliamentary consideration of Public Bills see HCIO Factsheets L1 and L2

Note:

Dropped - a day for the next reading has not been named or time has run out for the Bill to be considered

Order for 2nd Reading lapsed - the Bill has not been printed, therefore does not appear on the order paper on the named day

Withdrawn - Member in charge has Withdrawn the Bill

# - Member in charge has named a date for consideration which is not a Private Members' Bill Friday, therefore the Bill will not be debated

BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES [HL] (G)    Baroness Amos

Lords: (4)    1R: 21.6.2001    Prov 2R: 10.7.2001

CIVIL DEFENCE (GRANT) (G)    Mr David Blunkett

Commons: (4)    1R: 21.6.2001

COMMONHOLD AND LEASEHOLD REFORM [HL] (G)    Lord Irvine

Lords: (1)    1R: 21.6.2001    Prov 2R: 5.7.2001

ELECTORAL FRAUD (NORTHERN IRELAND) (G)    Mr John Reid

Commons: (6)    1R: 28.6.2001    Prov 2R: 10.7.2001

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) (G)    Mr Jack Straw

Commons: (3)    1R: 21.6.2001    Prov 2R: 4.7.2001    Prov Comm: 11.7.2001

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (FINANCE) (G)    Mr Gordon Brown

Commons: (1)    1R: 21.6.2001    Prov 2R: 3.7.2001

EUROPEAN UNION (IMPLICATIONS OF WITHDRAWAL) [HL] (L)    Lord Pearson

Lords: (6)    1R: 27.6.2001

EXPORT CONTROL (G)    Ms Patricia Hewitt

Commons: (5)    1R: 26.6.2001    Prov 2R: 9.7.2001

HOMELESSNESS (G)    Mr Stephen Byers

Commons: (2)    1R: 21.6.2001    Prov 2R: 2.7.2001

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT [HL] (G)    Baroness Amos

Lords: (3)    1R: 21.6.2001    Prov 2R: 2.7.2001

LAND REGISTRATION [HL] (G)    Lord Irvine of Lairg

Lords: (2)    1R: 21.6.2001    Prov 2R: 3.7.2001

TRAVEL CONCESSIONS ELIGIBILITY [HL] (G)    Lord Falconer

Lords: (5)    1R: 27.6.2001    Prov 2R: 9.7.2001

 
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