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Weekly Information Bulletin: 14th July 2001

Business of the House of Commons
9 - 13 July 2001

Monday 9 July

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence

Legislation - Export Control Bill (2nd Reading agreed to, no division)

Programme Motion - Export Control Bill (Agreed to, on division)

Adjournment - Mr Michael Trend on the forthcoming presidential elections in Belarus

The House rose at 10.45pm

Tuesday 10 July

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Tim Loughton on NHS GPs in Sussex

Mr Mark Todd on transport in the East Midlands

Norman Lamb on orthopaedic waiting times in Norfolk

Ross Cranston on corporate killing

Mr Andrew Stunell on the Hazel Grove by-pass

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Statements - 1) Disturbances, Bradford - Mr David Blunkett 2) Type 45 Destroyer - Mr Geoffrey Hoon

Legislation - Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill (2nd Reading agreed to, no division)

Programme Motion - Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill (Agreed to, on division)

Delegated Legislation - Draft Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (Division deferred until 11 July - agreed to)

Adjournment - Jane Griffiths on health and safety at school sports events

The House rose at 11.04pm

Wednesday 11 July

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates**

Ann Clwyd on asylum seekers

Tom Brake on global warming

Diana Organ on further education teachers in Gloucestershire

Mr Andrew Selous on transport issues in South West Bedfordshire

Mr Tony Banks on Government policy on whaling

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Cabinet Office; Prime Minister

Programme Motion (No. 2) - European Communities (Amendment) Bill (Agreed to on division)

Legislation - European Communities (Amendment) Bill (Committee - 1st Day)

At 10pm the House agreed outstanding estimates

Adjournment - Mrs Theresa May on White Waltham Airfield

The House rose at 10.48pm

Thursday 12 July

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Trade and Industry

Business Statement - Robin Cook, Leader of the House

Debate - on an Opposition Motion by Mrs Theresa May recognising the importance of Post-16 education in schools and colleges in offering new opportunities to young people and in improving the nation's skills base and international competitiveness (Negatived on division). Amendment by Estelle Morris welcoming the Government's achievements in post-16 education which will drive up the nation's skills and extend opportunity for all (Agreed to, on division).

Debate - On an Opposition Motion by Mr Tim Yeo deploring the Government's neglect of the continuing crisis in the countryside, condemning its failure to produce any programme for the recovery of agriculture (Negatived, on division). Amendment proposed by Margaret Beckett supporting the Government's key priority to eradicate foot and moth disease and regretting that the Opposition has failed to notice the Government's recent announcement of an enhanced Farm Business Advisory Service to ensure further financial support to business suffering from the impact of FMD (Agreed to, on division).

Adjournment - Ms Karen Buck on the administration of the 2001 census

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Agriculture Committee report on organic farming

The House rose at 7.42pm

Friday 13 July

The House sat at 9.30 am

Debate - on small firms on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Mr David Heath on Government policy on retailing

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