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Weekly Information Bulletin: 5th May 2001

Business of the House of Commons
27 April - 4 May 2001

Friday 27 April

The House sat at 9.30 am

Private Members' Bills

High Hedges Bill (Report - debate adjourned)

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill (Report - debate adjourned)

European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) (No. 2) Bill (Objected to); Register of Drug Trafficking Offenders Bill (Objected to); Adoption of Sewers Bill (Objected to); Standards and Privileges (Independent Appeals Body) Bill (Not moved); Siting of Telecommunications Masts Bill (Objected to); Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill (Objected to); Electricity Act 1989 (Amendment) Bill (Not moved); Rail Passenger Services Bill (Objected to); Climate Changes Bill (Objected to); Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill (Not moved) (Second Readings)

See Public Bill List for new dates

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

Monday 30 April

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Culture, Media and Sport; Church Commissioners

Legislation - Rating (Former Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Bill (2nd Reading agreed to, no division)

Programme Motion - Rating (Former Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Bill (Agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Mr Stephen Hepburn on compensation for asbestos-related diseases

The House rose at 9.11pm

Tuesday 1 May

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr George Stevenson Rail investment

Mr Andrew Robathan HIV/AIDS in the developing world

Mr Ian Cawsey GM crop trial at Low Burnham

Mr David Heath Maintenance of listed buildings

Mr Peter Bradley NHS and the drugs industry

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Transport of Farm Animals - Dr Nick Palmer (Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to, no division)

Legislation - Social Security Fraud Bill [HL] (Remaining Stages: no Amendments made, 3rd Reading agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Mr Anthony Steen on EU policy on motorway construction and noise pollution

The House rose at 8.45pm

Wednesday 2 May

The House sat Westminster hall between 9.30am and 2.00pm

Westminster Hall: Private Members

Mr Robert Maclennan Future of the Regional Arts Boards

Dr Norman A Godman The Common Fisheries Policy

Mr Graham Brady Political bias in NHS appointments

Mr Austin Mitchell Dispersal of asylum seekers and refugees to North East Lincolnshire

Mr Tom Brake Impact of Government policies on the availability of school places in the London Borough of Sutton

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Cabinet Office; Prime Minister

Private Notice Question - Mr Peter Ainsworth on Wembly Stadium - Reply by Mr Chris Smith

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Bereavement Payments (Entitlement Conditions) (Amendment) - Mr Roger Gale

Debate - on a motion to approve Standing Orders relating to the Regulatory Reform Act (Agreed to, no division)

Private Legislation - City of London (Ward Elections) 98/99 (Report - debate adjourned)

Debate - on a Motion to establish a working group on provision for former Members (Agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Mr Jim Cunningham on school closures in Coventry

The House rose at 10.36pm

Thursday 3 May

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Trade and Industry

Private Notice Question - Mr Francis Maude on Ballistic Missile Defence - Reply by Mr Robin Cook

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Mr Nick Brown - Foot and Mouth Disease

Debate - on the International Development White Paper: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor on a motion for the adjournment of the House (Motion lapsed)

Adjournment - Sir John Stanley on the March 2001 Special Commission meeting on the Hague Convention on Child Abduction

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Home Affairs Select Committee 1st Report, Border Controls, HC 163

The House rose at 7.30pm

Friday 4 May

The House did not sit

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