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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th October 2001

Business of the House of Commons
22 - 26 October

Monday 22 October

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office

Statement - BSE in sheep - Margaret Beckett

Legislation - Homelessness Bill (Amendments 20-25 made: 3rd Reading agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Barbara Follett on Government policy on abandoned vehicles

The House rose at 10.30 pm


Tuesday 23 October

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Tom Brake on airport and aircraft safety

Joan Ruddock on the Government Strategy on breast cancer

Mr George Osborne on the ECHR ruling on night flights from UK airports

Mr Tony Colman on Putney Post Office

Mrs Angela Browning on Asperger Syndrome

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Divorce (Religious Marriages) - Mr Andrew Dismore (Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to, no division)

Debate - on Conduct of Ministers in the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Region on an Opposition Motion by Mrs Theresa May deploring the culture of spin and condemning the attitude and advice of the Special Adviser to the Secretary of State and calling on him to dismiss her forthwith (Negatived, on division)

Amendment by Mr Stephen Byers noting that Ms Jo Moore has been given an official warning and welcoming 1) the decisive action taken in regard to Railtrack 2) policies to improve local government and to tackle homelessness and urban regeneration 3) proposals for regional government (Agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Mr Mark Hoban on housing development in Hampshire

The House rose at 10.56 pm


Wednesday 24 October

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members Debates

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas on the manufacturing industry in the UK

Mr Andrew Lansley on the management of applications for asylum in the UK

Mr Parmjit Dhanda on the accessibility of sport on television

Mr Peter Luff on education funding in Worcestershire

Mr Bob Blizzard on the Government's fishing communities regeneration initiative

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Statements - 1) Afghanistan (Humanitarian Situation) - Clare Short 2) Northern Ireland - Dr John Reid

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Relationships (Civil Registration) - Jane Griffiths (Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to on division)

Legislation - Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Bill (2nd Reading agreed to, no division)

Programme Motion - Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Bill (Agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Mr Colin Pickthall on off road motor cycles

The House rose at 10.39pm


Thursday 25 October

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Education and Skills; Solicitor General

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Debate - Debate on Student Finance on an Opposition Motion by Mr David Rendel deploring the rising levels of student debt (Negatived on division).

Amendment by Margaret Hodge supporting the Government's reforms of student support (Agreed to, no division)

Delegated Legislation - Social Security (Job Centre Plus Interviews) Regulations 2001 (Motion to annul by Mr David Willetts negatived on division)

Debate - Motion to take note of EU doc 14174/00 on European Food Law (Agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Dr Vincent Cable on cervical cancer screening

The House will also sit in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Science and Technology Committee report on Genetics and Insurance

(HC 174 2000/01)

The House rose at 7.52pm


Friday 26 October

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills:

Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill; Legalisation of Cannabis Bill; Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill (2nd Readings)

Statement - (at 11.00am) Armed Forces (Deployment) - Mr Adam Ingram

Adjournment - Helen Jones Treatment of Mrs Mary Kelly at Whiston Hospital

 
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