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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th March 2002

Business of the House of Commons
15 - 26 March 2002

Friday 15 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills:

Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill (Remaining stages) (Amendments made and new clauses added, no division)

Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Bill (2nd Reading) (Agreed to, no division)

Food Labelling Bill (2nd Reading, debate adjourned)

Firearms (Replica Weapons) Bill (Objected to)

Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill; Control Of Fireworks Bill (Order for 2nd Readings read); Health (Patients' Rights) Bill (Second Reading)

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Adjournment - Mr Edward Davey on consultation on London Underground's PPP

The House rose at 2.57pm


Monday 18 March

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence

Statement - European Council (Barcelona) - The Prime Minister

Statement - Afghanistan (Deployments) - Mr Geoff Hoon

Business of the House - Motion - Alan Michael (Agreed to)

Motion - Hunting with Dogs: Supervision (Negatived, on division)

Motion - Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence (Negatived, on division)

Motion - Hunting with Dogs: Ban (Agreed to, on division)

Adjournment - Helen Jones on fire safety in warehouse, distribution and storage premises

The House rose at 11.08pm


Tuesday 19 March

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr Mark Prisk on the role of Parish and Town Councils

Hugh Bayley on the New African initiative and the G8

Mrs Angela Browning on Dunkeswell airfield

John Robertson on Government policy on asbestos in Scotland

Mr David Amess on Government support for UK victims of the September 11 tragedy in New York

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Scotland, Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Chancellor's Department, President of the Council and House of Commons Commission

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Age Discrimination - Mr Paul Burstow

Debate - (i) On an opposition motion by Mr Damian Green noting the mounting crisis in education and calling on the Government to make an immediate announcement about how it intends to help those affected by the ILA collapse, and what scheme it proposes to replace ILAs. (Negatived, on Division)

An amendment by Estelle Morris recognising an education system which is benefiting from an unprecedented period of sustained investment. (Agreed to, on Division)

Debate - (ii) On an opposition motion by David Davis noting the House of Lords Select Committee Report on Chinnook ZD 576, and calling on the Government to exonerate the deceased pilots.

An amendment by Mr Secretary Hoon noting the House of Lords Select Committee Report on Chinnook ZD 576; further noting that the Government is currently studying the report; and looking forward to the Government's promised full and detailed response to the House of Lords. (Debate adjourned) 12th allotted day

Adjournment - Work place fatalities

The House rose at 10.31pm


Wednesday 20 March

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr Jim Cunningham on the implementation of the report into Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry

Hywel Williams on age discrimination

Mr Tom Watson on car-jacking

Mr John Taylor on services provided at Solihull Hospital

David Cairns on army compensation for Mr Gordon Downie

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Northern Ireland; Prime Minister

Speaker's Statement

Private Notice Question - Castlereagh Break-in - Dr John Reid

Statement - Child Support Agency - Mr Darling

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Organ Donation (Presumed Consent and Safeguards) Bill - Mr Tom Watson

Debate - Afghanistan on a motion for the Adjournment

Programme Motion - Adoption and Children Bill (Agreed to)

Legislation - Adoption and Children Bill (Report Stage - 1st allotted day) (Amendments made, New Clauses added, Amendment negatived, no division)

Adjournment - Ian Lucas on NHS consultants' contracts

The House rose at 10.15pm


Thursday 21 March

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Trade and Industry; Minister for Women

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Statement - Zimbabwe - Mr Jack Straw

Statement - Hunting with Dogs - Alun Michael

Debate - Education for 14 - 19 year olds on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Bob Russell on Government action to deal with noisy neighbours

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Public Administration Committee report on ministerial Accountability and Parliamentary Questions

The House rose at 7.25pm


Friday 22 March

The House did not sit


Monday 25 March

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Culture, Media and Sport; Church Commissioners; Public Accounts Commission; and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Statement - Consignia (Restructuring) - Ms Patricia Hewitt

Statement - Railtrack - Mr Stephen Byers

Legislation - State Pension Credit Bill (Second reading - agreed to) (Amendment disagreed to on Division)

Programme Motion - State Pension Credit Bill (Agreed to on Division)

Money Resolution - State Pension Credit Bill (Agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger on farming in Somerset

The House rose at 11.01pm


Tuesday 26 March

(The Bulletin went to press before the full proceedings were known)

The House did not sit in Westminster Hall

The House sat at 11.30 am

Oral Questions - Health

Legislation - Enterprise Bill (1st Reading)

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Mr Crispin Blunt - Trespassers on Land (Liability for Damage and Eviction)

Debate - Motion to approve the 6th report of the committee on Standards and Privileges on the registration of interests by Members who have not taken their seat

Legislation - Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill (Lords amendments)

Adjournment - Motion on the Easter Recess adjournment

 
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