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Weekly Information Bulletin: 17th October 2009

Business of the House of Commons
20 July - 16 October 2009

Monday 20 July

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Culture, Media and Sport, including Topical Questions; Olympics

Statement - Swine flu update - Andy Burnham

Presentation of Bill - Constitutional Reform and Governance - Jack Straw (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Child Poverty Bill - Second reading (agreed to)

Programme motion - Child Poverty Bill (agreed to)

Money resolution - Child Poverty Bill (agreed to)

Legislation - Child Poverty Bill - Carry-Over motion (agreed to)

Legislation - Political Parties and Elections Bill - Consideration of Lords Amendments (Lords Amendments considered and agreed to)

Motion - Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (agreed to)

Adjournment - Swine influenza - Christopher Fraser

The House rose at 12.29am


Tuesday 21 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Government policy on Israeli settlements - Rob Marris
11.00-12.30UK relationship with the European Union - Daniel Kawczynski
12.30-13.00Criteria for regeneration funding in Gloucester during a recession - Mr Parmjit Dhanda
13.00-13.30School buildings in Alnwick, Northumberland - Sir Alan Beith
13.30-14.00 Effect of European Court of Justice judgments on working people - Colin Burgon

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Justice, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - Equitable Life - My Liam Byrne

Issue of Writ - Stewart Hosie (negatived on a Division)

Presentation of Bill - Public Buildings (Publication of Energy Performance Certificates) - Greg Clark (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Public Transport (Reward Scheme and Concessionary Fares) - Mr Colin Challen (Bill presented and read the First time)

Programme motion - Parliamentary Standards Bill (on a Division, agreed to)

Legislation - Parliamentary Standards Bill - Consideration of Lords Amendments (Lords Amendments considered)

Motion - on the Summer Recess Adjournment

Adjournment - Gurkha pensions - Mr David Drew

The House rose at 10.37pm


Wednesday 22 July

The House did not sit


Thursday 23 July

The House did not sit


Friday 24 July

The House did not sit


Monday 12 October

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Children, Schools and Families, including Topical Questions; Olympics

Urgent Question - Sale of Government assets - My Liam Byrne

Statement - Libya - David Miliband

Introduction of new Member - Chloé Smith, Member for Norwich North

Legislation - Health Bill [HL] - Report stage and Third reading (Bill as amended, considered and read the Third time)

Adjournment - Water charges - Richard Younger-Ross

The House rose at 10:31pm


Tuesday 13 October

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Health and safety in the North Sea oil and gas industry - Mr Frank Doran
11.00-12.30Implications for UK policy of relations between China and the West - Mr Mark Field
12.30-13.00Agricultural building allowance - Mr Alistair Carmichael
13.00-13.30Energy production in the UK - Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger
13.30-14.00 Death of Christopher Traynor - Mr Ian McCartney

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Health, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Parliamentary Elections (Recall and Primaries) - Mr Douglas Carswell (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL] - Report stage and Third reading (Bill as amended, considered and read the Third time)

Adjournment - Biofuels - Barry Gardiner

The House rose at 10.43pm


Wednesday 14 October

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00UK relations with Russia - Mr Greg Hands
11.00-11.30Impact of UK grocery market regulation on developing countries - Andrew George
14.30-16.00Impact of the City of London on the UK economy - Mr John Grogan
16.00-16.30Plymouth City Bus and sustainable transport - Linda Gilroy
16.30-17.00Government support for the Maldives - Mr David Amess

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Scotland; Prime Minister

Statement - Afghanistan and Pakistan - Mr Gordon Brown

Presentation of Bill - Equalisation of Tariffs for Gas and Electricity - John Austin (Bill presented and read the First time)

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Cervical Cancer (Minimum Age for Screening) - Mr Brooks Newmark (Bill presented and read the First time)

Debate - Opposition Day (17th allotted day) - i) Higher Education (Motion, as amended, agreed to), ii) Motion, as amended, agreed to)

Adjournment - Recommendations of the Lords Science and Technology Committee report into complimentary and alternative medicines - David Tredinnick

The House rose at 7.42pm


Thursday 15 October

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on Sure Start progression

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Church Commissioners; Solicitor General; Leader of the House of Commons and House of Commons Commission

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Debate - Defence policy

Adjournment - Todmorden curve rail link between Burnley and Manchester - Kitty Ussher

The House rose at 6.22pm


Friday 16 October

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (3R)

Law Commission Bill [HL] - Emily Thornberry (Report stage)

Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Report stage)

Equality and Diversity (Reform) Bill - Philip Davies - (2R)

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Safety of Medicines (Evaluation) Bill - Dr Ian Gibson (2R)

Teaching of British History in Schools Bill - Andrew Rosindell (2R)

Food Labelling Regulations (Amendment) Bill - Mr Richard Bacon (2R)

Royal Marriages and Succession to the Crown (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill - Dr Evan Harris (deb adj 27.9.2009: Ordered for 2R 16.10.09)

Registration of Births and Deaths (Welsh Language) Bill - Hywel Williams (2R)

Employment Retention Bill - John Robertson (2R)

Sale of Mobile Homes (Interviews) Bill - Annette Brooke (2R)

Surface Water and Highway Drainage Charges (Exemption) Bill - Mr Mike Hall (2R)

School Bus (Safety) Bill - Mr Malcolm Bruce (2R)

Commission for the Compact Bill - Tom Levitt (2R)

Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill - Mr David Drew (2R)

Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill [HL] - Roger Berry (2R)

Citizens' Convention (Accountability and Ethics) Bill - Mr Martin Caton (2R)

Gangmasters Licensing Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill - Jim Sheridan (2R)

Broadcasting (Public Service Content) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (deb adj 12.6.09; Ordered for 2R 16.10.09)

Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill - Mr Martin Caton (2R)

Employment Opportunities Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (2R)

Forces Widows' Pensions (Equality of Treatment) Bill - Mr Michael mates (deb ajd 19.6.09; Ordered for 2R 16.10.09)

Young People Leaving Care (Accommodation) Bill - Helen Southworth (2R)

Fuel Poverty Bill - Mr David Heath (deb adj 20.3.09; Ordered for 2R 16.10.09)

Sustainable Energy (Local Plans) Bill - Alan Simpson (2R)

Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill - Ms Angela C.Smith (2R)

Children in Care (Custody) Bill - Mr Stephen Crabb (2R)

Developing Country Debt (Restriction of Recovery) Bill - Ms Sally Keeble (2R)

Broadcasting (Television Licence Fee Abolition) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (2R)

European Union (Audit of Benefits and Costs of UK Membership) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (2R)

Hydrofluorocarbons Limitation Bill - Clive Efford (2R)

Human Rights Act 1998 (Meaning of Public Authority) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R) (deb adj 3.7.09; Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Renewable Content Obligation Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (2R)

Theft from shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder) Bill - Miss Anne McIntosh (2R)

Fuel Poverty (No.2) Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (2R)

Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Sale) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj 26.06.09; Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Home Repossession (Protection) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Employers' Liability Insurance Bureau Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of Cognitive Function Impairment) Bill (2R) - Mr Andrew Dismore

Land Use (Garden Protection Etc) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj: 8.5.2009; Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Road Signs (Tourist Destinations and Facilities) Bill - Sir Alan Beith (2R)

Protection of Garden Land (Development Control) Bill - Mr Paul Burstow (2R)

Airport Expansion (Parliamentary Approval) Bill - Susan Kramer (2R)

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj: 15.5.2009; Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Torture (Damages) (No.2) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) Bill [HL] - Judy Mallaber (2R)

Government of Cornwall Bill - Dan Rogerson (2R)

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (Review) Bill - Mr Frank Field (2R)

Personal Responsibility Bill - Norman Baker (2R)

Media Owners (Residency Requirement) Bill - Mr David Drew (2R)

Adjournment - NHS dentistry in Nottingham North constituency - Mr Graham Allen

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the rise of the House


Written Ministerial Statements
20 July - 16 October 2009

20.7.09Higher Education - Mr David Lammy
20.7.09Icelandic Water Trawlermen Scheme - Kevin Brennan
20.7.09Statement of Insolvency Practice 16 - Ian Lucas
20.7.09EC Budget White Paper - Ian Pearson
20.7.09Tax Credits - Mr Stephen Timms
20.7.09Government and Voluntary Sector Compact - Angela E. Smith
20.7.09East of England Regional Spatial Strategy - Mr Shahid Malik
20.7.09Planning - John Healey
20.7.09Planning Policy Statement (Coastal Erosion) - John Healey
20.7.09Haslar Hospital Site - Mr Kevan Jones
20.7.09UK Strategy for Radioactive Discharges - Mr David Kidney
20.7.09Regulation of Social Care - Andy Burnham
20.7.09NHS Access (Foreign Nationals) - Ann Keen
20.7.09Counter-terrorism - Alan Johnson
20.7.09Forced Marriage Case Handling Guide - Mr Alan Campbell
20.7.09Proceeds of Crime - Mr Alan Campbell
20.7.09United Nations System-wide Fund - Mr Gareth Thomas
20.7.09Access to Justice - Bridget Prentice
20.7.09Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill - Mr Jack Straw
20.7.09Parole Board - Bridget Prentice
20.7.09Family Legal Aid - Bridget Prentice
20.7.09Legal Aid Reform - Bridget Prentice
20.7.09Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland - Mr Shaun Woodward
20.7.09Government Olympic Executive Quarterly Economic Report - Tessa Jowell
20.7.09Workers Memorial Day (Consultation) - Yvette Cooper
20.7.09Discretionary Social Fund - Helen Goodman
21.7.09Learning and Skills Council for England - Kevin Brennan
21.7.09Banking Act 2009 - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
21.7.09Debt Relief for Poor Countries - Ian Pearson
21.7.09Anti- Avoidance Capital Allowance - Mr Stephen Timms
21.7.09Equitable Life - Mr Liam Byrne
21.7.09Local Democratic Renewal - Mr John Denham
21.7.09Reform of Council Housing - John Healey
21.7.09Business Growth Incentives Scheme - Ms Rosie Winterton
21.7.09Stoke-on-Trent Council - Ms Rosie Winterton
21.7.09Departmental Hospitality - Mr Shahid Malik
21.7.09Tackling Race Inequalities Fund - Mr John Denham
21.7.09MOD Annual report and Accounts - Mr Bob Ainsworth
21.7.09Armed Forces Pay Review Body - Mr Bob Ainsworth
21.7.09BVT (Terms of Business Agreement) - Mr Quentin Davies
21.7.09Defence Advisory Forum - Mr Bob Ainsworth
21.7.09British Council - Chris Bryant
21.7.09Correction to Written Answers - Phil Hope
21.7.09Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust - Andy Burnham
21.7.09Olympics (Safety and Security) - Alan Johnson
21.7.09Newspaper (Surveillance Methods/Update) - Mr David Hanson
21.7.09Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report: 10 years On - Alan Johnson
21.7.09Kingsnorth Report - Mr David Hanson
21.7.09Alcohol Disorder Zones - Mr Alan Campbell
21.7.09Animal Procedures - Mr Alan Campbell
21.7.09Animal Procedures (Annual Report 2008) - Mr Alan Campbell
21.7.09Citizenship Consultation - Mr Phil Woolas
21.7.09Youth Crime Action Plan - One Year On - Alan Johnson
21.7.09England and Wales Prison Plan Review Body Report - Mr Jack Straw
21.7.09Reform of the Role of the Attorney-General - Vera Baird
21.7.09Attorney-General's Office Annual Review - Vera Baird
21.7.09Cabinet Committees - Paul Clark
21.7.09UK Domestic Drivers Hours Rule - Paul Clark
21.7.09UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Optional Protocol) - Jonathan Shaw
9.9.09ECOFIN - Mr Alistair Darling
9.9.09G20 Finance Ministers Meeting - Mr Alistair Darling
9.9.09Armed Forces' Pay Review Body - Mr Bob Ainsworth
9.9.09Typhoon Tranche 3 Contract - Mr Quentin Davies
9.9.09Atomic Weapons Establishment - Mr Quentin Davies
9.9.09Marine Management Organisation - Jim Fitzpatrick
9.9.09Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong - David Miliband
9.9.09The National DNA Database - Mr Alan Campbell
9.9.09National DNA Database Ethics Group - Mr Alan Campbell
9.9.09Commonhold (Amendment) Regulations 2009 - Bridget Prentice
9.9.09UK Supreme Court - Mr Michael Wills
9.9.09Draft Legislative Programme 2009-10 - Ms Harriet Harman
14.9.09Debt Recovery - Mr Stephen Timms
14.9.09Double Taxation Agreements - Mr Stephen Timms
14.9.09Monetary Policy Committee - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
14.9.09Home Detention Curfew (Reoffending Rates) - Mr Jack Straw
14.9.09Michael Shields - Mr Jack Straw
14.9.09Parliamentary Pensions - Ms Harriet Harman
14.9.09Correction to Written Answer - Chris Mole
14.9.09ICL Inquiry (HSE Progress Report) - Yvette Cooper
12.10.09Delegated Legislation (Counter-terrorism) - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
12.10.09Double Taxation Convention (United Kingdom and Austria) - Mr Stephen Timms
12.10.09Double Taxation Convention (United Kingdom and Malaysia) - Mr Stephen Timms
12.10.09Equitable Life - Mr Liam Byrne
12.10.09National Reform Programme 2009 - Ian Pearson
12.10.09National Minimum Wage - Mr Pat McFadden
12.10.09Home Loss Payments (2009) - Mr Ian Austin
12.10.09Apache AH Mk1 Future Support Arrangements - Mr Quentin Davies
12.10.09Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme - Joan Ruddock
12.10.09Fly-tipping - Dan Norris
12.10.09TB Eradication Group for England - Hilary Benn
12.10.09Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Hilary Benn
12.10.09Turks and Caicos Islands - Chris Bryant
12.10.09Human Papillomavirus (Cervical Cancer) Vaccination Programme - Gillian Merron
12.10.09HM Inspectorate of Constabulary Review (Home Office Leaks) - Alan Johnson
12.10.09Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority - Mr Jack Straw
12.10.09Defamation Proceedings (Costs) - Bridget Prentice
12.10.09Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Mr Michael Wills
12.10.09HM Courts Service Estates - Mr Jack Straw
12.10.09Assisted Suicide - Vera Baird
12.10.09Urban Congestion Performance Fund - Mr Sidiq Khan
12.10.09Legislative Competence Order - Mr Peter Hain
13.10.09Official Receptions - Ed Balls
13.10.09Sri Lanka - David Miliband
13.10.09Patient Safety (Government Response to Select Committee Report) - Ann Keen
13.10.09Asylum - Mr Phil Woolas
13.10.09Identity Cards - Mr Phil Woolas
13.10.09Anti-social Behaviour - Alan Johnson
13.10.09Boundary Commission for Wales - Mr Jack Straw
13.10.09Legal Aid - Mr Jack Straw
13.10.09HM Courts Service Estates - Mr Jack Straw
13.10.09Equality Commission for Northern Ireland - Mr Shaun Woodward
13.10.09Tier One UK Airports (Economic Regulation) - Paul Clark
14.10.09Ministerial Responsibilities - Tessa Jowell
14.10.09Corporate Taxation - Mr Stephen Timms
14.10.09Ordnance Survey (Performance Targets 2009-10) - Mr Ian Austin
14.10.09Connecting Communities - Mr John Denham
14.10.09Agriculture and Fisheries Council - Hilary Benn
15.10.09Consolidated Statement (EU Funds) - Ian Pearson
15.10.09ECOFIN (1-2 October 2009) - Mr Alistair Darling
15.10.09Afghanistan Force Composition - Mr Bob Ainsworth
15.10.09Defence Acquisition (Independent Review) - Mr Bob Ainsworth
15.10.09Data Protection Act 1998 - Mr Michael Wills
15.10.09Royal Prerogative - Mr Michael Wills
15.10.09EU Transport Council - Mr Sadiq Khan

 
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