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Weekly Information Bulletin: 20th July 2002

Business of the House of Commons
12 - 19 July

Friday 12 July

The House sat at 9.30am

Statement - Gibraltar - Mr Jack Straw

Debate - Behaviour improvement in schools on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Mr John Baron on the illegal development of greenfield land in Billericay

The House rose at 3.05pm

Monday 15 July

The House sat at 2.30 pm

Oral Questions - Defence

Statement - Spending Review - Mr Gordon Brown

Presentation of Bill - Firearms (Amendment) (No 2) - Mr David Wilshire

Programme Motion - Education Bill (Agreed to)

Legislation - Education Bill - Consideration of Lords Amendments (Amendments agreed to, some amendments disagreed to, some amendments agreed to on division, some amendments disagreed to on division)

Legislation - European Parliamentary Elections Bill [HL] - (All Stages)

Adjournment - Mr Kevan Jones on North East museums

The House rose at 10.50pm

Tuesday 16 July

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

09:30 - 11:00 Mr Andrew Love on Government policy on the development strategy for London

11:00 - 12:30 Mr John Gummer on the danger of flooding in October 2002

12:30 - 13:00 Ian Lucas on the selling of endowment mortgages

13:00 - 13:30 Andrew Selous on the Child Support Agency

13:30 - 14:00 Mr Bill Tynan on UK energy policy options

The House sat at 2.30 pm

Oral Questions - Health

Statement - Education Spending - Estelle Morris

Presentation of Bill - Prime Minister (Office, Role and Functions) (No 2) - Dr Julian Lewis

Presentation of Bill - Criminal Evidence (Prohibition of Sale) (No 2) - Dr Julian Lewis

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Rape (Consent) - Julia Drown

Programme Motion - Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill (Agreed to)

Legislation - Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill - Consideration of Lords Amendments (Amendments agreed to)

Debate - On an Opposition motion by Mr Quentin Davies calling upon all parties to do all they can to contribute to the implementation of the Belfast Agreement, forbearance, mutual understanding and respect between the two communities in Northern Ireland, and avoidance of all forms of violence. Debate adjourned. [17th allotted day, 2nd part]

Adjournment - Dr John Pugh on the policing of Merseyside

The House rose at 11.08pm

Wednesday 17 July

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

09:30 - 11:00 Mr David Tredinnick on complementary medicines

11:00 - 12:30 Mr David Drew on violence against Christian communities in Asia

12:30 - 13:00 Mr David Chidgey on the funding and support systems for staff at further education colleges

13:00 - 13:30 Jim Sheridan on the working time directive

13:30 - 14:00 Mr James Paice on the protection of the Cambridge green belt

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Statement - Criminal Justice White Paper - Mr David Blunkett

Presentation of Bill - Child Abuse Deaths - Mr Paul Burstow

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Respite Care (Children) - Tony Baldry

Debate - Defence Procurement on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Caroline Flint on national childcare strategy

The House rose at 10.31 pm

Thursday 18 July

The House sat at 11.30 am

Oral Questions - Treasury

Business Statement - Leader of the House, Mr Robin Cook

Statement - Sustainable Communities, Housing and Planning - Mr John Prescott

Statement - Strategic Defence Review - Mr Geoff Hoon

Money Resolution - Proceeds of Crime Bill (Amendments agreed to, amendments disagreed, amendments disagreed to on division)

Legislation - Proceeds of Crime Bill - Consideration of Lords Amendments

Motion - Business of the House (Deferred Division)

Adjournment - Mr Simon Thomas on the future of garment manufacturing in Wales

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

Westminster Hall: Adjournment Debate - Poverty

The House rose at 8.27pm

Friday 19 July

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

The House sat at 9.30 am

Debate - Private Members Bills

Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs, Etc.) Bill: Commonwealth Bill: Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill: (Pensions Annuities (Amendment) Bill): - Report Stages

Prime Minister (Office, Role And Functions) Bill: Food Poverty (Eradication) Bill: Housing (Wales) Bill: Motor Vehicles (Prohibition On Use Of Hand-Held Mobile Telephones) Bill: Football Spectators Bill: Travel Concessions (Young Persons) Bill: Endangered Species (Illegal Trade) Bill: Museums Bill: Alcohol Services Bill: Waste Bill: Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill: Relationships (Civil Registration) Bill: Health (Air Travellers) Bill: (adjourned debate on second reading 25th January): Road Safety And Speed Bill: Trespassers On Land (Liability For Damage And Eviction) Bill: Right To Self-employment Bill: Religious Discrimination And Remedies Bill: Age Discrimination (No. 2) Bill: Treason Felony, Act Of Settlement and Parliamentary Oath Bill: Corporate Responsibility Bill: Health Reform (Education and Public Involvement) Bill: Prescriptions (Chronic Diseases) Bill: Firearms (Replica Weapons) Bill: Broadcasting Act 1990 (Amendment) Bill: Food Labelling Bill: (Resumed Debate on second reading): Vaccination Of Children (Parental Choice) Bill: Patients Without Legal Capacity (Safeguards) Bill: Regulation Of Child Care Providers Bill: Area Child Protection Committees Bill: Data Protection (Amendment) Bill: Shops Bill: Food Safety (Amendment) Bill: Waste (No 2) Bill: Health (Air Travellers) (No 2) Bill; Telecommunications Transmitters (Restrictions on Planning Application) (No 2) Bill: Animal Sanctuaries (Licensing) (No 2) Bill: Organ Donation (Presumed Consent and Safeguards) (No 2) Bill: Litter and Fouling of Land by Dogs (No 2) Bill: Traveller Law Reform Bill: Control of Fireworks (No 2) Bill: Environmental Audit (No 2) Bill: Home Energy Conservation (No 2) Bill: Firearms (Amendment) (No 2) Bill: Criminal Evidence (Prohibition of Sale) (No 2) Bill: Rape Consent Bill - Second Readings

Adjournment - Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West) on Government support for Britain's Muslim community

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