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Weekly Information Bulletin: 18th May 2002

Business of the House of Commons
10 - 17 May 2002

Friday 10 May

The House sat at 9.30 am

Private Members Bills -

Home Energy Conservation Bill (Report stage; new clauses added, amendments made, amendments made on division; debate adjourned)

Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Bill; Pensions Annuities (Amendment) Bill - Orders for report stage read

Relationships (Civil Registration) Bill; Health (Air Travellers) Bill: adjourned debate on second reading [25th January]; Road Safety And Speed Bill; Trespassers On Land (Liability For Damage And Eviction) Bill; Right To Self-Employment Bill; Religious Discrimination And Remedies Bill; Patients Without Legal Capacity (Safeguards) Bill; Compulsory Voting Bill; Patent Act 1977 (Amendment) (No 2) Bill; Disability Discrimination (Amendment) Bill; Age Discrimination (No 2) Bill - Orders for Second Readings read

See Public Bill list for new dates

Adjournment - Vera Baird on increase in rape using drugs

The House rose at 3.02pm

Monday 13 May

The House sat at 2.30 pm

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

Statement - Potters Bar Derailment - Mr Stephen Byers

Statement - House of Lords Reform - Mr Robin Cook

Legislation - National Insurance Contributions Bill - Second Reading (Amendment disagreed to on division)

Programme Motion - National Insurance Contributions Bill (agreed to)

Adjournment - Lady Hermon on Marie Curie cancer care

The House rose at 10.53pm

Tuesday 14 May

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

09:30 11:00 Mrs Caroline Spelman on the national strategy for accident and emergency provision

11:00 12:30 Paddy Tipping on the future funding of farming

12:30 13:00 Mr David Laws on crime in South Somerset

13:00 13:30 Mr Tony Lloyd on public health and safety implications of gas leaks and explosions in Newton Heath, Manchester

13:30 14:00 Mr Andrew Turner on the Isle of Wight and Hampshire 999 service

The House sat at 2.30 pm

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Planning (Publication and Infrastructure) - Derek Wyatt

Debate - Motion to approve the First Report from the Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, on Select Committees (Amendment disagreed to on division, Motion agreed to)

Motion - Select Committees (Committee of Nomination) (amendments made,Motion disagreed to on Division)

Motion - Select Committees (No change on payment for Chairmen. Motion disagreed to on division)

Motion - Select Committees (Payment for Chairmen to be considered. Agreed to on division)

Debate - Motions relating to the Ninth Report from the Standards and Privileges Committee, on a new code of conduct and guide to the rules (Agreed to)

Adjournment -Jim Sheridan on alcohol abuse and young people

The House rose at 10.24pm

Wednesday 15 May

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

09:30 11:00 Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West) on clinical negligence

11:00 12:30 Andrew George on Government policy on regional government

12:30 13:00 Jeff Ennis on the Barnsley coal field rural transport project

13:00 13:30 Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger on the Somerset Levels

13:30 14:00 Mr Mark Lazarowicz on the erroneous transfer of gas and electricity customers

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - National Cancer - Dr Ian Gibson

Debate - (i) on an opposition motion by Dr Vincent Cable calling on the Government to set out a clear policy and timetable on the rural and urban postal network (Negatived, on Division).

An amendment by Mr Douglas Alexander applauding the Government's decision to grant greater commercial freedom to Consignia and the Government's commitment to a national network of Post Offices. (Agreed to)

Debate - (ii) On an opposition motion by Malcolm Bruce calling on the Government to put the environment at the heart of government (Negatived, on Division)

Amendment by Michael Meacher calling upon the Government to continue to tackle global poverty through sustainable development (Agreed to) [13th allotted day]

Adjournment - Dr Andrew Murrison on the future of Magistrates Courts in Wiltshire

The House rose at 11.43pm

Thursday 16 May

The House sat at 11.30 am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Statement - Afghanistan - Mr Geoff Hoon

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Statement - Programme Motion - Adoption and Children Bill - Agreed to

Legislation - Adoption and Children Bill - Committee 2nd day (Amendments made, one agreed to on division, some disagreed to on division)

Adjournment - Dr Ian Gibson on vaccination policy in the UK

The House adjourned at 7.43pm

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Sixth Report of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee on empty homes, Session 2001-02, HC 240-I

Friday 17 May

The House did not sit.

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