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.
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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