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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th July 2002

NOTICEBOARD

Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 19 October 2002

Summer Recess Dates

The House of Commons will rise on Wednesday 24th July and return on Tuesday 15th October

The House of Lords will rise on Tuesday 30th July and return on Monday 7th October

Appointment of New Select Committees

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Transport. For membership details see select committee pages

Opposition Front Bench Changes

David Davis appointed Shadow Secretary of State for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Tim Collins appointed Shadow Transport Secretary

John Whittingdale appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Tim Yeo appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

Howard Flight appointed Shadow Secretary to the Treasury

John Bercow appointed Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions

John Hayes appointed Shadow Minister for Agriculture

Malcolm Moss appointed Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport

Anne McIntosh appointed Shadow Minister for Transport

Keith Simpson appointed Shadow Minister fro Defence

James Gray appointed Shadow Minister in Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Timothy Boswell appointed Shadow Minister for Education and Skills

Julian Brazier appointed Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions

Robert Key appointed Shadow Minister for International Development

Crispin Blunt appointed Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry

Henry Bellingham appointed Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry

Andrew Robathan appointed Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry

James Clappison appointed Shadow Minister for the Treasury

Stephen O'Brien appointed Shadow Minister for the Treasury

Peter Duncan appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jacqui Lait

Theresa May appointed Conservative Party Chairman

Non Sitting Fridays

29 June, 6 July, 7 and 14 December 2001 and 15 February, 22 March, 3 and 17 May, 14 and 28 June 2002. The House will not sit on Friday 18 October 2002, or any other Friday until the end of the current session.

Private Members' Bills

26 October, 2, 23 and 30 November 2001; 11, 18 and 25 January, 15 March, 12 & 19 April, 10 May, 21 June and 19 July 2002.

Palace of Westminster Summer Opening

The Palace of Westminster will be open during the summer recess for guided tours of Parliament. The tours will take place from Friday 3rd August to Saturday 28th September. Tickets can be booked in advance by contacting Firstcall - Tel: 0870 9063773 Website: www.firstcalltickets.com

http://www.parliament.uk

A redesign of the Parliamentary website was launched on Wednesday 24th July.

The Parliament website provides information on parliamentary proceedings, membership of both Houses and general information on a wide range of parliamentary matters. See index for material available on the website.

 
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