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Weekly Information Bulletin: 2nd November 2002

Business of the House of Commons
28 October - 1 November 2002

Monday 28 October

The House sat at 2.30 pm

Oral Questions - Home Office

Statement - European Council - the Prime Minister

Debate - (i) On an Opposition Motion by Mr Quentin Davies resolving to rescind the Resolution of 18 December 2001 granting facilities and other support to Sinn Fein honourable members who have chosen not to take their seats (Negatived on Division)

An amendment by Paul Murphy that the expulsion of any party to the peace process from the parliamentary precincts is not likely to encourage them to renounce violence and to pursue a political settlement within that process. (Agreed to)

Debate - (ii) On an Opposition motion by Mr Dominic Grieve calling on the Government to work with all political parties represented in the House to commit to a lasting settlement to bring the Human Rights Act 1998 into conformity with the democratic will of the people and the concepts of liberty that have served this country so well for so long. (Negatived on Division)

An Amendment by Beverly Hughes noting that the Human Rights Act 1998 is fully in conformity with parliamentary sovereignty enabling Parliament to reflect the democratic will of the people and further noting that the Human Rights Act enshrines the concepts of liberty that have served this country so well for so long (Agreed to) [20th allotted day]

Adjournment - Norman Lamb on tackling HIV/Aids in Africa and Asia

The House rose at 10.49pm


Tuesday 29 October

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

09:30 - 11:00 Mr David Stewart on the future of regional air services

11:00 - 12:30 Mr Hugo Swire on overstretch in the Armed Forces

12:30 - 13:00 Mr Michael Foster on the Swan Theatre, Worcester

13:00 - 13:30 Mr John Randall on upwards only rental contracts

13:30 - 14:00 Mrs Helen Clark on the operation of the National Asylum Support Service

The House sat at 2.30 pm

Oral Questions - Health

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Air Weapons - Jonathan Shaw

Debate - On motions relating to the Modernisation Select Committee report on reforming the House of Commons and the Procedure Select Committee report on Parliamentary Questions

Motion - Approving the Second Report of the Select Committee on Modernisation (Amendments negatived on division, question agreed to on division)

Motion - Noting the Third Report of the Procedure Committee on Parliamentary Questions and approving proposals within (Amendments negatived on Division, Question agreed to on Division)

Motion - Questions (Amendment to Standing Orders) new standing order on written statements by Ministers; amendment of Standing Order No 21 (time for taking questions) and No 22 (Notices of questions, motions and amendments) (Agreed to)

Motion - New provisions for earlier sittings on Wednesdays, and for Thursdays and Fridays (Amendment negatived on Division, question agreed to on Division)

Motion - New provisions for earlier sittings on Tuesdays (Agreed to on Division)

Motion - Carry-over of Bills (Agreed to on Division)

Motion - Permanent arrangements for Westminster Hall, Thursday sittings and Standing Committees (Agreed to)

Motion - Deferred divisions (Agreed to on Division)

Motion - Programming (Agreed to on Division)

Motion - Leave of absence for the Speaker (Agreed to)

Motion - Short speeches (Agreed to)

Motion - Sittings of the House for the current session (Agreed to)

Adjournment - Mr Bob Laxton on long stay inpatient personal requirements allowance

The House rose at 12.47am


Wednesday 30 October

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

09:30 - 11:00 Mr Michael Weir on the control of fireworks

11:00 - 12:30 Mr Mark Lazarowicz on consumer debt

12:30 - 13:00 Sue Doughty on the commercial activities of Parcel Force

13:00 - 13:30 Mr Parmjit Dhanda on the Gloucester South West bypass

13:30 - 14:00 Mr David Laws on Customs and Excise policies in relation to cross Channel purchases of tobacco and alcohol

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Presentation of Bill - Borough Freedom (Family Succession) [L]

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Patient Choice - Mr Peter Lilley

Motion - to approve a Statutory Instrument relating to the provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000 (Agreed to)

Programme Motion - Enterprise Bill (consideration of Lords Amendments)

Legislation - Enterprise Bill - Lords Amendments (Amendments agreed to, amendments disagreed to, amendments disagreed to on Division, an amendment to a Lords amendment disagreed to, an amendment to a Lords amendment disagreed to on Division)

Adjournment - Dr Vincent Cable on Regulation of care homes

The House rose at 10.35 pm


Thursday 31 October

The House sat at 11 .30am

Oral Questions - Trade and Industry; Minister for Women

Business Statement - Robin Cook

Debate - Defence in the UK on an a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Helen Jones on treatment of Mr Stanley Ford at Wythenshawe Hospital *

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Foreign Affairs Select Committee report on foreign policy aspects of the war against terrorism

The House rose at 12.13am


Friday 1 November

The House did not sit

 
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