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Weekly Information Bulletin: 25th May 2002

Business of the House of Commons
20 - 24 May 2002

Monday 20 May

The House sat at 2.30 pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions

Presentation of Bill - Regulation of Child Care Providers - Geraint Davies

Legislation - Adoption and Children Bill - Remaining stages (Amendments made, new clauses added, one amendment to a proposed amendment disagreed to on Division)

Delegated legislation - Motion on draft Health Service (Control of patient Information) Regulations 2002 (Agreed to on Division)

Adjournment - Mr Chris Pond on slavery in chocolate production

The House rose at 10.30 pm

Tuesday 21 May

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

09:30 11:00 James Purnell on debt relief

11:00 12:30 Mr Bill Wiggin on bovine TB

12:30 13:00 Mr Bob Blizzard on recognition of Suez veterans

13:00 13:30 Mr Michael Howard on illegal immigration through the Channel Tunnel

13:30 14:00 Mr Kevan Jones on consumer protection and the sale of holidays

The House sat at 2.30 pm

Oral Questions - Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Area Child Protection Committees - Mr Adrian Bailey

Debate (i) - On an opposition motion by Mr Damian Green condemning the Government's failure to cut truancy levels and calling on the Government to respond to the problem of vocational training and give more power to head teachers to reverse the decline in standards of discipline (Negatived on Division)

An amendment by Estelle Morris that the Government's policies will deliver lasting improvements in pupil attendance and behaviour which will support the achievement of higher standards and prevent social exclusion (Agreed to on Division)

Debate (ii) - On an opposition motion by Mrs Eleanor Laing calling on the Government to set out clearly its policies for the special educational needs sector (Negatived on Division)

Amendment by Mr Stephen Timms applauding the Government's record on supporting pupils with special educational needs. (Agreed to on Division) [14th Allotted Day]

Adjournment - Dr Vincent Cable on planning guidance for mobile phone masts

The House rose at 10.57 pm

Wednesday 22 May

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

09:30 11:00 Mr David Amess on care policies and euthanasia

11:00 12:30 Mr Gareth R Thomas(Harrow West) on renewable energy

12:30 13:00 Mr Andrew Tyrie on the funding of political parties

13:00 13:30 Mr Chris Bryant on drugs misuse in the valley communities of South Wales

13:30 14:00 Matthew Taylor on Cornwall's proposed PFI bid for recycling

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Cabinet Office; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Political Parties (Funding) - Mr John Maples

Programme Motion - NHS Reform and Health Care Profession Bill (Agreed to)

Legislation - NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - Lords Amendments (Amendments 1,3,5 and 17-30 agreed to, amendments 4 and 7-16 disagreed to, amendments 2 and 6 disagreed to on Division) Bill returned to Lords with amendments

Motion - Relating to the House of Commons Members' Fund (Agreed to)

Adjournment - Mr Jim Cunningham on support for victims of strokes

The House rose at 7.53 pm

Thursday 23 May

The House sat at 11.30 am

Oral Questions - Education and Skills; Solicitor General

Statement - English National Stadium - Tessa Jowell

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Legislation - State Pension Credits Bill [HL] - Remaining stages (New clause negatived on division)

Adjournment - Mr Peter Luff on the proposed asylum accommodation centre at Throckmorton

The House rose at 7.30pm

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - The role of the United Nations

Friday 24 May

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

The House sat at 9.30 am

Debate - Motion on the Whitsun Recess Adjournment

Adjournment - Jane Griffiths on protecting markets for HFCs in the air conditioning and refrigeration sector

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