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Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th October 2002


Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 2 November 2002


Subject to the progress of business the House will prorogue on Thursday 7th November ending the 2001-02 session The new session will start with the Queen's Speech and State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday 13th November


Rt. Hon. Estelle Morris MP resigned as Secretary of State for Education and Skills on Wednesday 23rd October 2002.

Cabinet Reshuffle

Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Education and Skills

Rt. Hon. John Reid MP has been appointed Labour Party Chairman

Rt. Hon. Paul Murphy has been appointed Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Wales

Liberal Democrat Frontbench Appointments

Norman Baker MP has been appointed Shadow Environment Secretary

Andrew George MP has been appointed Rural Affairs and Food Spokesperson

Don Foster MP has been appointed Shadow Transport Secretary

Edward Davey MP has been appointed to Shadow Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

David Laws MP has been appointed Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Sandra Gidley MP has been appointed Shadow Minister for Women


John Battle MP was made a member of the Privy Council on October 22nd

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. The House will not sit on any other Friday until the end of the current session.

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.

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