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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th October 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

ADOPTION AND CHILDREN (G)    Mr Alun Milburn

Commons (34):     1R: 19.10.2001    Prov 2R: 29.10.2001

AGE EQUALITY COMMISSION (B3)    Ms Candy Atherton

Commons: (10)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 23.11.2001 (1) (not printed)

ANIMAL SANCTUARIES (LICENSING) (B15)    Mr Ian Cawsey

Commons: (22)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 11.01.2002 (3) (not printed)

BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES [HL] (G)    Baroness Amos

Lords: (4)    1R: 21.6.2001    2R: 10.7.2001    Comm: 24.7.2001    Rep: 23.10.2001    Prov 3R: 30.10.2001

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (PLAY AREAS) (B12)    Mr Adrian Sanders

Commons: (19)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 11.01.2002 (2) (not printed)

CHRISTMAS DAY (TRADING) [HL] (L)    Lord Davies of Coity

Lords: (13)    1R: 17.10.2001    Prov 2R: 7.11.2001

CIVIL DEFENCE (GRANT) (G)    Mr David Blunkett

Commons: (4)    1R: 21.6.2001    Prov Comm: 16.10.2001

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

Lords: (1)    1R: 21.6.2001    2R: 5.7.2001    Comm: 16-22.10.2001

COMMONWEALTH (B18)    Mr David Willetts

Commons: (25)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 25.01.2002 (2) (not printed)

CONSOLIDATED FUND (APPROPRIATION) BILL (G)    Mr Paul Boateng

Commons: (7)    All stages: 16.7.2001

Lords (not printed):    All stages: 17.7.2001

Royal Assent:    19.7.2001    APPROPRIATION (NO.2) ACT 2001

COPYRIGHT ETC. AND TRADE MARKS (OFFENCES AND ENFORCEMENT) (B10)    Dr Vincent Cable

Commons: (17)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 23.11.2001 (1) (not printed)

COPYRIGHT (VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS) (B16)    Rachel Squire

Commons: (23)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 15.03.2002 (2) (not printed)

DIVORCE (RELIGIOUS MARRIAGES) (T)    Mr Andrew Dismore

Commons: (35)    1R: 23.10.2001    Prov 2R: 26.10.2001 (3)

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

Commons: (6)    1R: 28.6.2001    2R: 10.7.2001    Prog: 10.7.2001    Prov Comm (SC D): 16&18.10.2001    Prov RS: 31.10.2001

EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEMES (B6)    Mr Mark Lazarowicz

Commons: (13)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 18.01.2002 (1) (not printed)

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT (P)    Mr David Chaytor

Commons: (30)    1R: 17.10.2001    Prov 2R: 30.11.2001 (4)    

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) (G)    Mr Jack Straw

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

Comm:17&18.7.2001     3R: 17.10.2001

Lords: (14)    1R: 18.10.2001    Prov: 2R: 1.11.2001

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (FINANCE) (G)    Mr Gordon Brown

Commons: (1)    1R: 21.6.2001    2R: 3.7.2001    Prog: 3.7.2001*    Comm: 19.7.2001     RS: 18.10.2001

Lords: (15)    1R: 18.10.2001    2R:

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    2R: 9.7.2001    Prog: 9.7.2001     Comm (SC B): 17&19.7.2001    

Comm (SC B): 16&18.10.2001    Prov RS: 9.11.2001    

FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) (B19)    Mr Jonathan R Shaw

Commons: (27)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 30.11.2001 (3) (not printed)

FOOD LABELLING (B8)    Mr Eric Pickles

Commons: (15)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 2.11.2001 (2) (not printed)

FOOTBALL DISORDER (AMENDMENT) (G)    Mr David Blunkett

Commons: (26)    1R: 19.7.2001    2R: 15.10.2001    Prov Comm (SC A): 23 & 25.10.2001

FOOTBALL SPECTATORS (B14)    Mr Roger Godsiff

Commons: (21)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 2.11.2001 (3) (not printed)

HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION (B4)    Dr Desmond Turner

Commons: (11)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 30.11.2001 (1) (not printed)

HOMELESSNESS (G)    Mr Stephen Byers

Commons: (2)    1R: 21.6.2001    2R: 2.7.2001     Comm (SC A): 10&12.7.2001     RS: 22.10.2001

Lords: (16)    1R: 23.10.2001

HOUSING (WALES) (B11)    Mr Simon Thomas

Commons: (18)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 30.10.2001 (1) (not printed)

INDUSTRIAL AND PROVIDENT SOCIETIES (B7)     Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West)

Commons: (14)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 25.01.2002 (1) (not printed)

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT [HL] (G)    Baroness Amos

Lords: (3,9)    1R: 21.6.2001    2R: 2.7.2001    Comm: 16.7.2001    Rep: 18.10.2001    3R: 25.10.2001

Commons: (37)    1R: 25.10.2001    Prov 2R: 7.11.2001

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

Lords: (2,11)    1R: 21.6.2001    2R: 3.7.2001 Comm: 17&19.7.2001    Prov Rep: 30.10.2001    Prov 3R: 8.11.2001

LEGALISATION OF CANNABIS (B9)    Mr Jon Owen Jones

Commons: (16)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 26.10.2001 (2)

MARINE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION (B1)    Mr John Randall

(Commons) (8)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 26.10.2001 (1)

NATIONAL HERITAGE [HL] (L)    Baroness Aneley

Lords: (10)    1R: 18.7.2001     Prov 2R: 31.10.2001

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS [HL] (G)    Baroness Blackstone

Lords: (8)    1R: 12.7.2001    2R: 15.10.2001    Comm: 29.10.&6.11.2001

PATENTS ACT 1977 (AMENDMENT) (B2)    Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger

Commons: (9)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 2.11.2001 (1) (not printed)

PENSION ANNUITIES (AMENDMENT) (B5)    Mr David Curry

Commons: (12)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 11.01.2002 (1) (not printed)

PROCEEDS OF CRIME (G)    Mr David Blunkett

Commons: (31)    1R: 18.10.2001    Prov 2R: 30.10.2001

PROTECTION OF PROPERTY (STATIC DEVICES) (P)    Mr Michael Fabricant

Commons: (29)    1R: 17.10.2001    Prov 2R: 19.7.2002

PUBLIC RIGHT OF PLANNING APPEAL (B13)    Mr Nigel Evans

Commons: (20)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 18.01.2002 (2) (not printed)

RELATIONSHIPS (CIVIL REGISTRATION) (T)    Jane Griffiths

Commons: (36)    1R: 24.10.2001    Prov 2R: 23.11.2001 (3)

SEX DISCRIMINATION (ELECTION CANDIDATES) (G)    Mr Stephen Byers

Commons: (28)    1R: 17.10.2001    2R: 24.10.2001    Prog: 24.10.2001

TOBACCO ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION [HL] (L)    Lord Clemont-Jones

Lords: (7)    1R: 11.7.2001    Prov 2R: 2.11.2001

TOBACCO DISCLOSURE (B17)    Mr Frank Dobson

Commons: (24)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 18.01.2002 (3) (not printed)

TRAVEL CONCESSIONS ELIGIBILITY [HL] (G)    Lord Falconer

Lords: (5)    1R: 27.6.2001    2R: 9.7.2001    Comm: 24.7.2001    Rep: 18.10.2001    R3: 25.10.2001

Commons: (38)    1R: 25.10.2001    Prov 2R: 5.11.2001

 
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