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Weekly Information Bulletin: 22nd December 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    2R: 29.10.2001    SSC: 6.11.2001    Comm (SSC): 18.12.2001-    Prov Comm (SSC): 10.1.2002

AGE EQUALITY COMMISSION (B3)    Ms Candy Atherton

Commons: (10)    1R: 18.7.2001    2R: 23.11.2001 (negatived)

ANIMAL HEALTH (G)     Mrs Margaret Beckett

Commons: (39)    1R: 31.10.2001    2R: 12.11.2001    Prog: 12.11.2001    Prov PSC: 19.11.2001    

Comm (SC E): 22.11.2001-    Prov Comm (SC E): 4.12.2001    Prov RS: 13.12.2001    

Lords: (37)    1R: 13.12.2001    Prov 2R: 14.1.2002

ANIMAL SANCTUARIES (LICENSING) (B15)    Mr Ian Cawsey

Commons: (22)    1R: 18.7.2001    (not printed)    Prov 2R: 11.1.2002 (3)

ANTI-TERRORISM, CRIME AND SECURITY (G)    Mr David Blunkett / Lord Rooker

Commons: (49,68)    1R: 12.11.2001    2R: 19.11.2001    Prog: 19.11.2001     PC: 20.11.2001    Prog: 21.11.2001      Comm: 21.11.2001    Comm & RS: 26.11.2001    Prog: 12.12.2001     LA: 12&13.12.2001

Lords: (29,32,33,35) 1R: 26.11.2001    2R: 27.11.2001    Comm 28,29.11&3,4.12.2001    Rep: 6&10.12.2001

3R: 11.12.2001    CA: 13.12.2001

Royal Assent: 13.12.2001 (Ch 24, 2001)

ANTI-TERRORISM, CRIME & SECURITY ACT 2001

BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES [HL] (G)    Baroness Amos / Mr Jack Straw

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

Commons: (40,64)    1R: 30.10.2001    2R: 22.11.2001    Comm (SC D): 6.12.2001    Rep: no date

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

Commons: (19)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 11.01.2002 (2)

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

Lords: (13)    1R: 17.10.2001    2R: 7.11.2001    OCD: 27.11.2001    3R: 13.12.2001

CIVIL DEFENCE (GRANT) (G)    Mr David Blunkett

Commons: (4,67)    1R: 21.6.2001    2R: 28.11.2001    Comm (SC E): 11.12.2001

COMMONHOLD AND LEASEHOLD REFORM [HL] (G)    Lord Irvine / Mr Michael Wills

Lords: (1,22)    1R: 21.6.2001    2R: 5.7.200    Comm: 16-22.10.2001    Rep: 13.11.2001    3R: 19.11.2001

Commons: (51)    1R: no date    Prov 2R: 8.1.2002

COMMONWEALTH (B18)    Mr David Willetts

Commons: (25)    1R: 18.7.2001    (not printed)    Prov 2R: 25.1.2002 (2)

COMPULSORY VOTING (T)    Mr Gareth R Thomas

Commons: (58)    1R: 27.11.2001     (not printed)    Prov 2R: 18.1.2002 (5)

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 (Ch 21, 2001)

APPROPRIATION (NO.2) ACT 2001

CONSOLIDATED FUND BILL (G)

Commons: (65)    1R: 11.12.2001    All Stages: 12.12.2001

Lords: (not printed)    1R: 13.12.2001    All Stages: 17.12.2001

Royal Assent: 18.12.2001 (Ch 25, 2001)

CONSOLIDATED FUND/ACT 2001 (No. 2)

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

Commons: (17)    1R: 18.7.2001    2R: 23.11.2001     ProvComm (SC A): 9.1.2002

COPYRIGHT (VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS) (B16)    Rachel Squire

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

DIGNITY AT WORK [HL] (L)    Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen

Lords: (31)    1R: 3.12.2001    2R: no date

DIVORCE (RELIGIOUS MARRIAGES) (T)    Mr Andrew Dismore

Commons: (35)    1R: 23.10.2001    2R: 26.10.2001    Comm SC D: 7.11.2001    Prov Rep: 12.4.2002 (1)

EDUCATION (G)

Commons: (55)     1R: 22.11.2001    2R: 4.12.2001    Prog: 4.12.2001    Comm (SC G): 11.12.2001-    Prov Comm (SC G): 8&10.1.2002

ELECTIONS (ENTITLEMENT TO VOTE AT AGE 16) (T)    Matthew Green

Commons: (76)    1R: 18.12.2001 (not printed)    Prov 2R: 19.7.2002 (5)

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

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

    RS: 31.10.2001

Lords: (18)    1R: 1.11.2001    Prov 2R: 8.1.2002

EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEMES (B6)    Mr Mark Lazarowicz

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

EMPLOYMENT (G)    Ms Patricia Hewitt

Commons: (44)    1R: 7.11.2001    2R: 27.11.2001    Prov PSC: 4.12.2001    Comm (SC F): 6.12.2001-

    Prov Comm (SC F): 8 & 10.1.2002

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT (B19)    Mr David Chaytor

Commons: (30)    1R: 17.10.2001    Prov 2R: 10.5.2002(4)

EURO AND STERLING CHOICE (P)    Mr Graham Allen

Commons:    1R: 13.12.2001    Prov2R: 11.1.2002 (5)    

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) (G)    Mr Jack Straw / Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

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     2R: 1.11.2001    Comm: 15, 20 & 26.11.2000    Prov Rep: 17.1.2002

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (FINANCE) (G)    Mr Gordon Brown / Lord McIntosh of Haringey

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: 12.11.2001    CN: 12.11.2001    3R: 13.11.2001

Royal Assent: 4.12.2001 (Ch 22, 2001)

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (FINANCE) ACT 2001

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

Lords: (6)    1R: 27.6.2001    2R: no date

EXPORT CONTROL (G)    Ms Patricia Hewitt

Commons: (5)    1R: 26.6.2001    2R: 9.7.2001    Prog: 9.7.2001     Comm (SC B): 17.7-18.10.2001    

RS: 8.11.2001    

Lords: (20)    1R: 12.11.2001    2R: 8.1.2002

EXTRADITION (AMENDMENT) (T)    Mr John Maples

Commons: (52)    1R: 20.11.2001 (not printed)     Dropped

FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) (B20)    Mr Jonathan R Shaw

Commons: (27)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 10.5.2002 (3)

FIREARMS (REPLICA WEAPONS) (T)    Mr David Atkinson

Commons: (41)    1R: 31.10.2001    Prov 2R: 15.3.2002(4)

FOOD LABELLING (B8)    Mr Eric Pickles

Commons: (15)    1R: 18.7.2001     2R: 2.11.2001 (deb adj)    Prov 2R: 15.3.2002 (3)

FOOD POVERTY (ERADICATION) (T)    Mr Alan Simpson

Commons:    1R: 12.12.2001    (not printed)    Prov 2R: 19.7.2002 (4)

FOOTBALL (DISORDER) (AMENDMENT) (G)    Mr David Blunkett

Commons: (26)    1R: 19.7.2001    2R: 15.10.2001    Comm (SC A): 23.10.2001    RS: 14.11.2001

Lords (26)    1R: 15.11.2001    2R: 20.12.2001    Comm: no date

FOOTBALL SPECTATORS (B14)    Mr Roger Godsiff

Commons: (21)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 11.1.2001 (4)

HEALTH (AIR TRAVELLERS) (T)    Mr David Kidney

Commons: (42)    1R: 31.10.2001     2R: 23.11.2001 (4) (deb adj)    Prov 2R: 25.1.2002 (4)

HEALTH (PATIENTS' RIGHTS) (T)    Mr Graham Brady

Commons: (61)    1R: 4.12.2001 (not printed)    Prov 2R: 18.1.2002(6)

HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION (B4)    Dr Desmond Turner

Commons: (11)    1R: 18.7.2001    2R: 30.11.2001     Comm: no date

HOMELESSNESS (G)    Mr Stephen Byers / Lord Falconer of Thoroton

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

Lords: (16,34)    1R: 23.10.2001    2R: 12.11.2001     Comm**: 10.12.2001    Prov Rep: 15.1.2002

HOSPITAL INSPECTORATE (T)    Tony Baldry

Commons: (45)    1R: 7.11.2001 (not printed)     Dropped

HOUSING (WALES) (B11)    Mr Simon Thomas

Commons: (18)    1R: 18.7.2001    2R: 30.10.2001 (deb adj)    Prov 2R: 12.4.2002 (3)

HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE CLONING [HL] (G)    Lord Hunt of Kings Heath / Ms Hazel Blears

Lords: (27)    1R: 21.11.2001    All Stages: 26.11.2001

Commons: (57)    1R: 26.11.2001    ATM: 29.11.2001    All Stages: 29.11.2001

Royal Assent: 4.12.2001 (Ch 23, 2001)

HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE CLONING ACT 2001

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

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

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT [HL] (G)    Baroness Amos / Clare Short

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    2R: 7.11.2001    Comm (SC D): 20-27.11.2001    RS: no date

JUSTICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) (G)    Mr John Reid

Commons: (75)    1R: 18.12.2001    2R: no date

LAND REGISTRATION [HL] (G)    Lord Irvine of Lairg / Mr Michael Wills

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

Commons: (48)    1R: 8.11.2001    SRC: 29.11.2001    2R: 3.12.2001*    Comm (SC D): 11 & 13.12.2001

LEGALISATION OF CANNABIS (B9)    Mr Jon Owen Jones

Commons: (16)    1R: 18.7.2001    2R: 26.10.2001 (deb adj)    Prov 2R: 25.1.2002 (3)

LITTER AND FOULING OF LAND BY DOGS (T)    Mr Bob Blizzard

Commons: (53)    1R: 21.11.2001 (not printed)    Prov 2R: 10.5.2002 (1)

MARINE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION (B1)    Mr John Randall

Commons: (8,54)    1R: 18.7.2001     2R: 26.10.2001    MR: 15.11.2001     Comm (SC C): 21.11.2001

Prov Rep: 15.3.2002 (1)

MOTOR VEHICLES (PROHIBITION ON USE OF HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONES) (T)    Janet Anderson

Commons: (50)    1R: 14.11.2001 (not printed)    Prov 2R: 12.4.2002 (2)

MOVEMENT OF FARM ANIMALS (T)    David Taylor

Commons: (43)    1R: 6.11.2001 (not printed)     Prov 2R: 19.7.2002 (2)

NATIONAL HERITAGE [HL] (L)    Baroness Aneley / Sir Sydney Chapman

Lords: (10,24)    1R: 18.7.2001     2R: 31.10.2001    Comm: 14.11.2001    Rep: 4.12.2001    3R: 10.12.2001

Commons: (74)    1R: 17.12.2001    Prov 2R: 11.1.2002 (6)

NHS REFORM AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS (G)    Mr Alan Milburn

Commons: (47,71)    1R: 8.11.2001    2R: 20.11.2001    Prog 20.11.2001    PSC: 26.11.2001    

Comm (SC A): 27.11 - 13.12.2001

NORTHERN IRELAND ARMS DECOMMISSIONING (AMENDMENT) (G)    Mr John Reid

Commons: (63)    1R: 6.12.2001     2R: 17.12.2001    Prog: 17.12.2001    Prov Comm & RS: 9.1.2002

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS [HL] (G)    Baroness Blackstone

Lords: (8,28)    1R: 12.7.2001    2R: 15.10.2001    Comm: 29.10 & 6.11.2001    Rep: 22.11.2001    3R: 13.12.2001

Commons: (73)    1R: 13.12.2001

PARLIAMENT ACT (AMENDMENT) [HL] (L)    Lord Renton

Lords: (23)    1R: 14.11.2001    Prov 2R: 16.1.2002

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

Commons: (9)    1R: 18.7.2001    Withdrawn

PENSION ANNUITIES (AMENDMENT) (B5)    Mr David Curry

Commons: (12)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 11.1.2002 (1)

PRIME MINISTER (OFFICE, ROLE AND FUNCTIONS) (T)    Mr Graham Allen

Commons: (60)    1R: 28.11.2001    Prov 2R: 19.7.2002 (3)

PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES (CARRIAGE OF GUIDE DOGS ETC) (T)    Mr Neil Gerrard

Commons: (62)    1R: 5.12.2001 (not printed)    Prov 2R: 25.1.2002 (5)

PROCEEDS OF CRIME (G)    Mr David Blunkett

Commons: (31)    1R: 18.10.2001    2R: 30.10.2001    Comm (SC B): 13.11.2001-    

Prov Comm (SC B): 8 & 10.1.2002

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

Commons: (29)    1R: 17.10.2001(not printed)    Prov 2R: 19.7.2002 (1)

PUBLIC RIGHT OF PLANNING APPEAL (B13)    Mr Nigel Evans

Commons: (20)    1R: 18.7.2001    Prov 2R: 18.1.2002 (2) (not printed)

RELATIONSHIPS (CIVIL REGISTRATION) (T)    Jane Griffiths

Commons: (36)    1R: 24.10.2001    2R: 23.11.2001 (deb adj)    Prov 2R: 10.5.2002 (2)

SEX DISCRIMINATION (AMENDMENT) (T)    Mr Robert Walter

Commons: (66)    1R: 11.12.2001    Prov 2R: 15.3.2002 (5)

SEX DISCRIMINATION (ELECTION CANDIDATES) (G)    Mr Stephen Byers / Lord Williams of Mostyn

Commons: (28,46)    1R: 17.10.2001    2R: 24.10.2001    Prog: 24.10.2001    PSC: 5.11.2001

Comm (SC A): 6 & 8.11.2001    RS: 14.11.2001

Lords: (25)    1R: 15.11.2001    2R: 20.12.2001    Comm: no date

STATE PENSION CREDIT [HL] (G)    Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Lords: (30)    1R: 28.11.2001     2R: 18.12.2001    Comm: no date

TAX CREDITS (G)

Commons: (59)    1R: 28.11.2001    2R: 10.12.2001    Prog 10.12.2001

TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSMITTERS     Mr Frank Field

(RESTRICTIONS ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS) (P)

Commons: (56)    1R: 22.11.2001 (not printed)    Prov 2R: 18.1.2002 (4)    

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

Lords: (7)    1R: 11.7.2001    2R: 2.11.2001    Comm: 16.11&7.12.2001    Prov Comm: 18.1.2002

TOBACCO DISCLOSURE (B17)    Mr Frank Dobson

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

TRAVEL CONCESSIONS ELIGIBILITY [HL] (G)    Lord Falconer / Mr Stephen Byers

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    2R: 5.11.2001    Comm (SC A): 20.11.2001

TREASON FELONY, ACT OF SETTLEMENT AND PARLIAMENTARY OATH (T)    Mr Kevin McNamara

Commons: (77)    1R: 19.12.2001 (not printed)    Prov 2R: 11.1.2002 (7)

WELFARE OF DUCKS [HL] (L)    Lord Beaumont of Whitley

Lords: (21)    1R: 12.11.2001    2R: no date

 
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