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Weekly Information Bulletin: 22nd June 2002


Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 29 June 2002

Summer Recess Dates

The House of Commons will rise on Wednesday 24th July and return on Tuesday 15th October

The House of Lords will rise on Tuesday 30th July and return on Monday 7th October

House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) Membership)

Commons: Janet Anderson, Mr James Arbuthnot, Mr Chris Bryant, Mr Kenneth Clarke, Dr Jack Cunningham, Mr William Hague, Mr Stephen McCabe, Joyce Quin, Mr Terry Rooney, Mr Clive Soley, Mr Paul Stinchcombe and Mr Paul Tyler

Lords: Lord Archer of Sandwell, Lord Goodhart, Viscount Bledisloe, Lord Howe of Aberavon, Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, Lord Carter, Baroness O'Cathain, Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Earl of Selborne, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen and Lord Weatherill

Opposition Front Bench Changes

David Lidington appointed Shadow Minister for Agriculture and the Fisheries

Theresa May appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Eric Pickles appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Local Government & Regions

Christopher Chope appointed Shadow Minister of State for Transport

Malcolm Moss appointed Shadow Minister for Transport

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown appointed Shadow Minister for Local Government

Ann Winterton - resigned

Peter Ainsworth - resigned

Non Sitting Fridays

29 June, 6 July, 7 and 14 December 2001 and 15 February, 22 March, 3 and 17 May, 14 and 28 June 2002

Private Members' Bills

26 October, 2, 23 and 30 November 2001; 11, 18 and 25 January, 15 March, 12 & 19 April, 10 May, 21 June and 19 July 2002.

Palace of Westminster Summer Opening

The Palace of Westminster will be open during the summer recess for guided tours of Parliament. The tours will take place from Friday 3rd August to Saturday 28th September. Tickets can be booked in advance by contacting Firstcall - Tel: 0870 9063773 Website:

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