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Weekly Information Bulletin: 28th April 2001

Business of the House of Commons
6 - 10 April 2001

Friday 6 April

The House sat at 9.30 am

Private Members' Bills

Children's Rights Commissioner Bill (Withdrawn); Employee Consultation Rights Bill (Deb adj); Organic Food and Farming Targets Bill (Objected to); Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill (Objected to); Exorcism of Children (Prohibition) Bill (Not Moved); Standards and Privileges (Independent Appeals Body) Bill (Objected to); Siting of Telecommunications Masts Bill (Objected to); Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill (Objected to); Electricity Act 1989 (Amendment) Bill (Objected to); Secret Societies (Registration of Membership) Bill (Not Moved); Patient Consent Form Bill (Objected to); Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill (Objected to); Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) Bill (Not moved); Rail Passenger Services Bill (Objected to); Climate Change Bill (Objected to); Adoption Bill (Not moved))

(Second Readings)

See Public Bill List for new dates

Adjournment - Mr Paul Marsden on proposals for a Ministry of Rural Development

The House rose at 2.57pm

Monday 9 April

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office

Statement - Mr Nick Brown - Foot and Mouth

Legislation - Finance Bill (Second Reading agreed to on division)

Programme Motion - Finance Bill (Agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Bob Russell on job losses at the Colchester Institute

The House rose at 11.39pm

Tuesday 10 April

The House sat at 11.30am - There were no debates in Westminster Hall

Oral Questions - Health

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Regulation of Debt Management and Credit Repair Services - Mr David Amess (Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to, no division)

Programme Motion - International Development Bill (Agreed to on division)

Legislation - International Development Bill (Remaining Stages: no amendments made, 3rd Reading agreed to, no division)

Debate - on a motion on the Easter recess adjournment (Motion lapsed)

Adjournment - Mr Huw Edwards on the implication for education of the case of Marjorie Evans

Easter Recess

The House rose at 7.28pm

Easter Recess

Business of the House of Commons

23 - 27 April 2001

Monday 23 April

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence

Private Notice Question - Mr Archie Norman on the Rural Taskforce - Mr Michael Meacher

Legislation - Finance Bill (Committee - 1st Day) (Clauses 23-47 & 49 and Schedules 4-10 agreed to; Clauses 16-22 & 48 agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Mr Paul Burstow on recruitment of overseas nurses

The House rose at 12.37am

Tuesday 24 April

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Sandra Gidley on the Hampshire Ambulance Service

Dr George Turner on the future of digital television

Mr William Ross on the future of the electronic manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland

Mr Stephen McCabe on the future of organ transplants at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Mr Peter Ainsworth on Oxted and Limpsfield War Memorial Hospital

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Environment, Transport and the Regions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Protection from Smoking (Employees and Young Persons) - Mr David Taylor (Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to, no division)

Legislation - Finance Bill (Committee - 2nd Day) (Clauses 1-3 & 50-53 and Schedule 11 agreed to)

Delegated Legislation - Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 (Division deferred until 25 April -

Adjournment - Mr Martin Linton on the funding of Battersea Primary Care Group

The House rose at 11.51pm

Wednesday 25 April

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am and 2.00pm

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

09:30 - 11:00 Mr Ernie Ross on the impact of the New Deal in Scotland

11:00 - 12:30 Mr Tim Loughton on the impact of child sex trafficking on West Sussex Social Services

12:30 - 13:00 Dr Gavin Strang on the recruitment, training and retention of pilots in the Armed Services

13:00 - 13:30 Mr Julian Brazier on sex education guidelines in schools

13:30 - 14:00 Dr Brian Iddon on secured lending to non-status borrowers and Igroup plc

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Age Equality Commission - Mr Lawrie Quinn

Debate - on an Opposition Motion in the name of the Liberal Democrats, subject to be announced (8th Allotted Day)

Adjournment - Mr Adrian Sanders on redundancies at Nortec Networks, Paignton, and the effects on the South Devon economy

Thursday 26 April

The House will sit at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Education and Employment

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Foot and Mouth - Mr Nick Brown

Legislation - Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [HL] (Remaining Stages - no Amendments made, 3rd Reading agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Mr John Grogan on television coverage of the 2002 and 2006 football world cup finals

The House will also sit in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Tackling the illegal trade in African 'conflict diamonds'

The House rose at 7.27pm

Friday 27 April

The House will sit at 9.30 am

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

Private Members' Bills

High Hedges Bill; Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) (Report Stage)

European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) (No. 2); Register of Drug Trafficking Offenders Bill; Adoption of Sewers Bill; Standards and Privileges (Independent Appeals Body) Bill; Siting of Telecommunications Masts Bill; Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill; Electricity Act 1989 (Amendment) Bill; Rail Passenger Services Bill; Climate Changes Bill; Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill (Second Readings)

Note: Consideration of Private Members' Bills may include a lengthy debate on the first-named Bill and sometimes debate on others listed. These Bills, and any not reached by 2.30pm may go through the stage named and further stages, if objections are not made.

Adjournment - Mr David Amess on Government policy on the exclusion of pupils from school

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