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Weekly Information Bulletin: 9th March 2002

Business of the House of Commons
1 - 8 March 2002

Friday 1 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Debate - the achievements of the National Lottery on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Dr Jenny Tonge on the treatment of chest diseases by the N.H.S.

The House rose at 2.06pm

Monday 4 March

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions

Legislation - Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill - Report Stage (amendments made, some amendments negatived on division) and Third Reading

Adjournment - Mr Jim Murphy on Government policy towards countries providing support for terrorist organisations

The House rose at 10.44pm

Tuesday 5 March

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Angela Watkinson on the National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Mr Vernon Coaker on participation of young people in politics

Mr Paul Burstow on age related macular degeneration

Mr Barry Gardiner on the regulation of mortgages

Mr Graham Brady on Greater Manchester police funding

The House sat 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Animal Welfare (Journey to Slaughter) - Mr Andrew Turner

Debate - on an opposition Motion by Adam Price on 'Government support for Mr Mittal and the Domestic Steel Industry' calling for urgent action to be taken to help support the UK steel industry and demanding a full public inquiry into the Government's support for the Romanian SIDEX steel plant deal (negatived, on division)

Amendment by Mr Paul Murphy recognising the fundamental strengths of the British steel industry. (Agreed to on Division)

Debate - on an opposition Motion by Mr Alex Salmond on 'The Process of Consent for New Nuclear Power Stations in Scotland reaffirming that the Scottish Parliament should have full planning powers over the siting of nuclear and other new power stations above 50 MW in Scotland; that planning decisions on nuclear power in Wales should be taken in accordance with the views of the National Assembly for Wales; and calling for the development of energy strategies in Scotland and Wales which make full use of indigenous energy resources (Negatived, on division)

Amendment by Mrs Helen Liddell expressing confidence in the process of granting planning consent for nuclear power stations in Scotland and Wales and welcoming the intention of HM Government and the devolved administrations to work in partnership in implementing an energy policy (Agreed to, on division) (11th Allotted Day)

Adjournment - Mr David Laws on preliminary technical work for assessing the five economic tests for Euro entry

The House rose at 10.53 pm

Wednesday 6 March

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

Mr Tam Dalyell on government policy towards military action in Iraq (Proceedings suspended)

Mr Paul Tyler on the review of electoral arrangements for the European Parliament

Dr Ian Gibson on medical liability and negligence

Mr Philip Hammond on the regulation of railway level crossings

Mr Kerry Pollard on key worker housing in St Albans

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Statement - Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting - Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Criminal Evidence (Prohibition of Sale) - Mr Parmjit Dhanda

Statement - US Tariffs (Steel Imports) - Patricia Hewitt

Legislation - Remaining Stages of the Office of Communications Bill [HL]

Adjournment - Mr Stuart Bell on Operation Lancet

The House rose at 10.37 pm

Thursday 7 March

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Statement - Kyoto - Margaret Beckett

Personal Statement - Mr Ben Bradshaw

Personal Statement - Mr George Galloway

Debate - Estimates Day (2nd Allotted Day) "Policy on environmental taxation" followed by a debate on "The deployment of Ministry of Defence resources in the war against terrorism" - at 7.00pm the House agreed all outstanding estimates

Adjournment - Mr Julian Brazier on the future of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital

The House rose at 7.40 pm

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Increasing access to heritage attractions

Friday 8 March

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

Debate - on Police on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Mr Mark Lazarowicz on road traffic speed limits and accidents

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