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Weekly Information Bulletin: 20th April 2002

Business of the House of Commons
12 - 19 April 2002

Friday 12 April

The House sat at 9.30 am

Legislation - Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (1st Reading)

Private Members' Bills

Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill - Remaining Stages (Agreed to, no Division)

Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill - Remaining Stages (Agreed to, no Division)

Pensions Annuities (Amendment) Bill - Report stage (Debate adjourned, Amendments disagreed to on Division)

Motor Vehicles (Prohibition on use of Hand-Held Mobile Telephones); Right to Self-employment Bill; Football Spectators Bill; Religious Discrimination and Remedies Bill; Travel Concessions (Young Persons) Bill; Endangered Species (Illegal Trade) Bill; Museums Bill; Patients Without Legal Capacity (Safeguards) Bill; Broadcasting Act 1990 (Amendment) ; Food Labelling Bill: (deb adj) - Second Readings

See Public Bill List for new dates

Adjournment - Brian White on the role of regulators in delivering public services

The House rose at 3.03pm

Monday 15 April

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions

Programme Motion - Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill (Agreed to on Division)

Legislation - Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill - Lords Amendments (Amendments 1-16 agreed to, no division)

Legislation - City of London (Ward Election) Bill - Remaining Stages (Amendments 1-8, 149, 10-13, 15-17, 19-22, 25, 27, 29-30 agreed to, 1 amendment disagreed to on division, 1 new clause added, agreed to on Division)

Adjournment - Mr John Greenway on the future of Malton Hospital

The House rose at 10.26pm

Tuesday 16 April

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

09:30 11:00 Mr Wayne David on enlargement of the European Union

11:00 12:30 Mr Richard Bacon on teacher qualifications and recruitment

12:30 13:00 Mr John Grogan on Government policy on the future of the Selby coalfield

13:00 13:30 Mr James Clappison on the care of the elderly in Hertfordshire: the case of Borehamwood Care Village

13:30 14:00 Mr Mark Lazarowicz on consumers' rights and the house -building industry

The House sat at 2.30 am

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Selective Schools (Transitional Arrangements) - Mr David Chaytor

Debate - The Middle East on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Patrick Hall on Government policy on duty of care responsibilities of local authorities

The House rose at 10.26pm

Wednesday 17 April

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

Westminster Hall: Private Members' Debates

09:30 11:00 Mr David Heath on the state of the dairy industry

11:00 12:30 Ms Meg Munn on Sure Start Programmes

12:30 13:00 Mr Roy Beggs on the future of Larne Magistrates Court

13:00 13:30 Mr Tony Colman on the closure of Robin Hood Gate, Richmond Park

13:30 14:00 Mr Mark Field on the future of St Bartholomew's Hospital

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Budget Statement - Chancellor of the Exchequer

Debate - Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Adjournment - Miss Ann Widdecombe on procedure in asylum cases: the case of Alban Gashi

The House rose at 10.22pm

Thursday 18 April

The House sat at 11.30 am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Statement - NHS Plan, Mr Alan Milburn

Debate - Budget resolutions and Economic Situation

Adjournment - Mr Kevin Barron on the treatment of former British Coal canteen workers and cleaners

The House rose at 7.28 pm

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Report from the Social Security Committee on the Social Fund

Friday 19 April

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

The House sat at 9.30 am

Private Members' Bills

Industrial and Provident Societies Bill; National Heritage Bill [Lords] - report stages

Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc) Bill; Waiting Time for Discharge From Hospital Bill; Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill; Fireworks Bill; Companies Act 1989 (Amendment) Bill; Foreign Exchange Transactions Tax Commission Bill; Organ Donation (Presumed Consent and Safeguards) Bill; Telecommunications Transmitters (Restrictions on Planning Applications) Bill - Second Readings

Adjournment - Andrew Selous on policing in Bedfordshire

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

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