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Weekly Information Bulletin: 17th November 2001

Business of the House of Commons
12 - 16 November 2001

Monday 12 November

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions

Legislation - Animal Health Bill (2nd Reading - Amendment by Mr Peter Ainsworth negatived on division, 2nd Reading agreed to on division)

Programme Motion - Animal Health Bill (Agreed to on division)

Money Resolution - Animal Health Bill (Agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Steve Webb on the effects on residents of care homes for young adults in Avon of the Government's proposed care standards

The House rose at 11.23pm


Tuesday 13 November

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 09.30am and 1.56pm

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr Tom Clarke on the future of UK tourism

Mr Christopher Chope on Railtrack Administration

Mr John Grogan on the future of Ministry of Defence Fire Services

Mr Mark Simmonds on the future of Skegness Hospital

Mr Mark Lazarowicz on the east coast mainline franchise extension

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Health

Ten Minute Rule Bill - None

Debate - on an Opposition Motion by Mrs Theresa May on the discrepancies in the accounts of the Secretary of State's handling of the decisions relating to Railtrack and calling on the Secretary of State to resign his post (Negatived on division)

Amendment by Mr Stephen Byers welcoming the decisive action that Ministers have taken in regard to Railtrack and congratulation the Government for developing contingency plans for the industry. (Agreed to on division)

Debate - on an Opposition Motion by Mr David Willetts on the failure of the Government's stakeholder pension scheme and regretting the Government's failure to deliver stakeholder pensions to its target group (Negatived on division)

Amendment by Mr Alistair Darling welcoming the Government's reformed framework for pensions and supporting the reform of SERPS (Agreed to, on division)

Adjournment - Margaret Moran on the role of the NHS in tackling domestic violence

The House rose at 11.03pm


Wednesday 14 November

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am and 1.55pm

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr David Wilshire on the current crisis in the airline industry

Dr Brian Iddon on Hepatitis C

Mr Simon Thomas on the water supply in Ceredigion

Mr Martyn Jones on dormant bank accounts

Sir John Stanley on the visa application of Gitanjali Shrestha

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Statement - International Coalition against Terrorism - Mr Tony Blair MP

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Use of Hand Held Mobile Telephones) - Janet Anderson

(Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to, no division)

Legislation - Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Bill (Remaining Stages - 3rd Reading agreed to, no division)

Legislation - Football Disorder (Amendment) Bill (Remaining Stages - 3rd Reading agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Mr Simon Burns on road deaths and injuries in Mid-Essex

The House rose at 9.57pm


Thursday 15 November

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Statement - World Trade Conference - Ms Patricia Hewitt (Agreed to, no division)

Money Resolution - Marine Wildlife Bill (Agreed to, no division)

Debate - on a Motion to update the sub judice rule (Agreed to, no division)

Debate - on a Motion relating to the quorum of the Joint Committee of Human Rights (Agreed to, no division)

Private Legislation - City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (Revival Motion, agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Geraldine Smith on the regeneration of British seaside towns

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Housing

The House rose at 6.55pm


Friday 16 November

The House satt at 9.30 am

Debate - on Public Bodies on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Dr Vincent Cable on franchise agreements with train operating companies

 
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