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Weekly Information Bulletin: 13th July 2002

Business of the House of Commons
5 - 12 July 2002

Friday 5 July

The House sat at 9.30 am

Debate- Modernising Britain's gambling laws on a motion for the adjournment of the House.

Statement - Vaccine manufacture - Ms Hazel Blears

Adjournment - Vera Baird on paying for nursing training

The House rose at 2.43 pm


Monday 8 July

The House sat at 2.30 pm

Oral Questions - Home Office

Presentation of Bill - Health (Air Travellers) (No 2) - Mrs Cheryl Gillan

Programme Motion - Employment Bill (Agreed)

Legislation - Employment Bill - Lords amendments (Agreed to)

Debate - On an Opposition Motion by Mr Simon Burns condemning the Government's failure to address the crisis facing care homes for the elderly, and calling on the Government to swiftly and decisively end the suffering, disruption and distress that is being caused to the elderly by the Government's policies. (Disagreed to on division).

An amendment by Jacqui Smith welcoming the Government's strategy for modernising social care services through unprecedented real terms increases in resources and recognising Government action to provide choice for older people in long term care. (Agreed to). [17th allotted day].

Adjournment - Tom Brake on the death of Glenn Howard and the Metropolitan Police

The House rose at 10.54pm


Tuesday 9 July

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

09:30 11:00 Angela Watkinson on the disposal of refrigerators

11:00 12:30 Mr Wayne David on democracy in the European Union

12:30 13:00 Norman Baker on Government policy on royal finances

13:00 13:30 Mr Dave Watts on Bank holiday pay entitlement

13:30 14:00 Mr David Rendel on VAT exemptions for contracted care workers

The House sat at 2.30 pm

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

Statement - Retail Savings (Sandler Review) - Ruth Kelly

Presentation Bill - Telecommunications Transmitters (Restrictions on Planning Applications) (No 2) - Desmond Swayne

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Emergency Services Personnel (Protection) - Mr Bill Etherington

Programme Motion - Police Reform Bill (Agreed to)

Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - Report Stage (Amendments made, new clauses added)

Private Legislation - Mersey Tunnels Bill - Second reading (Agreed to on Division)

Adjournment - Eric Joyce on GM crops

The House rose at 11.10pm


Wednesday 10 July

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

09:30 11:00 Claire Ward on girls and young women in prison

11:00 12:30 Mr Hugo Swire on the future of the Northern Ireland peace process

12:30 13:00 Mr Mark Todd on the funding and organisation of flood defences

13:00 13:30 Mr Michael Weir on meat exports to the European Union

13:30 14:00 Dr Phyllis Starkey on arrangements for consultation of young people by Government

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Northern Ireland Minister; Prime Minister

Statement - Drugs Strategy - Mr David Blunkett

Presentation of Bill - Animal Sanctuaries (Licensing) (No2) - Mrs Cheryl Gillan

Presentation of Bill - Organ Donation (Presumed Safeguards) (No 2) - Mrs Cheryl Gillan

Presentation of Bill - Litter and Fouling of Land by Dogs (No 2) - Mr Desmond Swayne

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Traveller Law Reform - Mr David Atkinson

Programme Motion - Police Reform Bill [HL] Agreed

Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - Report stage (amendments made, some amendments disagreed to on division) and Third reading (agreed to)

Adjournment - Matthew Taylor on funding for village halls

The House rose at 10.30 pm


Thursday 11 July

The House sat at 11.30 am

Oral Questions - Trade and Industry; Minister for Women

Statement - Pickering Report - Mr Andrew Smith

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Presentation of Bill - Control of Fireworks (No 2) - Mrs Cheryl Gillan

Presentation of Bill - Environmental Audit (No. 2) - Mr Lawrence Robertson

Presentation of Bill - Home Energy Conservation (No.2 ) - Mr Jonathan Sayeed

Debate - Intelligence Agencies on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Siobhain McDonagh on graffiti and corporate responsibility

The House rose at 7.30pm

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Report from the Health Committee on the role of the private sector in the NHS


Friday 12 July

The Bulletin goes to press before the actual proceedings on Friday are known.

The House sat at 9.30am

Statement - Gibralter - Mr Jack Straw

Debate - Behaviour improvement in schools on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Mr John Baron on the illegal development of greenfield land in Billericay

 
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