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Weekly Information Bulletin: 2nd February 2002

Business of the House of Commons
25 January - 1 February 2002

Friday 25 January

The House sat at 9.30 am

Private Members' Bills:

Industrial And Provident Societies Bill (2R agreed to); Commonwealth Bill (2R agreed to); Health (Air Travellers) Bill (debate adjourned); Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage Of Guide Dogs Etc.) Bill (Objected to)

See Public Bill List for new dates

Adjournment - Mrs Patsy Calton on the South East Manchester multi modal study

The House rose at 3.00 pm

Monday 28 January

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions

Statement - Reconstruction of Afghanistan - Clare Short

Legislation - Civil Defence (Grant) Bill (Remaining Stages - no Amendments made, 3rd Reading agreed to, no division)

Private Legislation - City of London (Ward Elections) Bill (Report Stage - some Amendments made, debate adjourned)

Adjournment - Mr Lindsay Hoyle on free public transport for pensioners

The House rose at 10.43 pm

Tuesday 29 January

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr Peter Lilley on asylum seekers from France

Peter Bradley on English Partnerships and the new towns

Mr Michael Jack on scanning facilities at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Dr Nick Palmer on the trade in cat and dog fur

Mr Richard Allan on the provision of secure accommodation for young female offenders

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Private Notice Question - Mr Peter Ainsworth on the Farming and Food Commission Report - Reply by Margaret Beckett

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Road Safety and Speed - Chris Grayling (Motion for leave to bring in, agreed to, no division)

Debate - on an Opposition Motion by Mr John Whittingdale on "The Government's Management of the Post Office" condemning the Government for retaining Consignia in full public ownership while refusing to take any responsibility for its failures. (Negatived on division)

Amendment by Ms Patricia Hewitt congratulating the Government for giving the Post Office commercial freedom to make its own decisions and supporting the post office network and encouraging partnership between employers and unions. (Agreed to on division)

Adjournment - Mr Andrew Turner on the long term care of elderly people on the Isle of Wight

The House rose at 10.58 pm

Wednesday 30 January

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am and 1.59 pm

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates**

Roger Casale on the Football Foundation funding for football clubs

Richard Ottaway on Government policy on the impact of congestion charging in London

Mr Dai Havard on the appropriate use of blood by the N.H.S.

Mr Anthony Steen on levels of radon gas in South Devon

Mr Iain Luke on the development of Dundee Airport

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - None tabled

Debate - Motions on the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2002-3 (Agreed to, no division) and the Local Government (Finance) Report 2002-3 (Agreed to on division)

Adjournment - John Robertson on Government policy on inner cities

The House rose at 10.44 pm

Thursday 31 January

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Programme Motion - Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] (Agreed to, no division)

Legislation - Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill [HL] (Remaining Stages - no Amendments made, 3rd Reading agreed to, no division))

Debate - Motion by Mr Peter Ainsworth to annul the Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-Natural Areas) (England) Regulations (Negatived, no division)

Debate - Motion to approve the Administration Committee Report on the Re-opening of the Line of Route (Agreed to, no division)

Adjournment - Mr William Hague on the handling of the case of Mr Richard Neale by the N.H.S.

The House also sat in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.45pm

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Gibraltar

The House rose at 7.29 pm

Friday 1 February

The House sat at 9.30 am

Debate - on implementing the learning disability White Paper on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Ann McKechin on the tackling long term unemployment in Glasgow

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