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Weekly Information Bulletin: 19th May 2007

Business of the House of Commons
14 May - 18 May 2007

Monday 14 May

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence

Burton's Foods - a debate on a motion for the adjournment of the House

Legislation - Concessionary Bus Travel [HL] - Second Reading (Agreed)

Programme Motion - (Agreed)

Adjournment - Transparency and competition in charging by ticket agents - Ben Chapman

The House rose at 6.50pm

Tuesday 15 May

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy - Mr David Burrowes
11.00-12.30Funding systems for higher education - Ian Lucas
12.30-13.00Patient care at St Helier Hospital - Tom Brake
13.00-13.30HIV/AIDS and international development - Dr Gavin Strang
13.30-14.00Local health funding - Andrew George

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Transport; Justice

Private Members Bill - Scottish Parliament Elections - Jo Swinson (Agreed)

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Copyright (Miscellaneous Provisions) - David Amess (Agreed)

Debate - Opposition Day (11th allotted day) - Parliamentary approval for participation in Armed Conflict (Motion, as amended, agreed)

Adjournment - Volunteering and the centenary of scouting - Mr David Amess

The House rose at 10.51pm

Wednesday 16 May

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-11.30am and 2.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Prosecution and conviction rates following fatal accidents in the construction industry - Mr Michael Clapham
11.00-11.30Future of St Michael's Hospital, Aylsham - Mr Keith Simpson
14.30-16.00Tax credits - John Barrett
16.00-16.30Future of Kettering General Hospital - Phillip Hollobone
16.30-17.00Digital Switchover - Alistair Carmichael

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Deputy Prime Minister; Prime Minister

Urgent Question - Medical Training Application Service - Andrew Lansley

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Members of Parliament (Employment Disqualification) - Martin Salter (Agreed)

Motion - relating to the Home Information Pack Regulations (Motion to annul, on division, negatived)

Legislation - Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill - Consideration of Lords amendments (Lords amendments 2,3,5, 6 &10 disagreed; Lords amendments 1,4,7,9,11-35 agreed)

Motion - Competition: Retail Banking - Mr Alan Campbell (Agreed)

Adjournment - Proposed closure of revenue and customs offices in Keighley - Mrs Ann Cryer

The House rose at 6.40pm

Thursday 17 May

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Post Office review - Alistair Darling

Legislation - Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill - Remaining Stages (As amended, considered)

Adjournment - Termination of the Blackwall Tunnel peak hour contra-flow - Robert Neill

Westminster Hall - Governments Employment Strategy - 3rd report of the Work and Pensions Committee, Session 2006-07, and the Governments response thereto, First Special Report of the Committee, Session 2006-07, HC492

The House rose at 6.33pm

Friday 18 May

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members Bills - Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill - David Maclean (Rep); Post-16 Education and Training Bill - Mr Barry Sheerman (2R); Cluster Munitions (Prohibition of Development and Acquisition) Bill - Nick Harvey (2R); Safeguarding Runaway and Missing Children Bill - Helen Southworth (2R); Bilingual Juries (Wales) Bill - Hywel Williams (2R); Rural Tranquillity Bill - John Penrose (2R); Access to Inland Waterways Bill - Dr Desmond Turner (2R); Local Planning Authorities (Energy and Energy Efficiency) Bill - Martin Caton (2R); Drugs (Reclassification and Roadside Testing) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (2R); Health and Safety (Offences) Bill; Wayne David (2R)

Adjournment - Future of Crown Post Offices in London - Simon Hughes

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the House rose on Friday

* Details known previous Thursday after 1.00pm

** Details known previous Wednesday after 1.00pm

Written Ministerial Statements
14 May - May 18 2007

14.5.2007Cash Ratio Deposits - Mr Stephen Timms
14.5.2007Temporary International Mechanism (Palestine) - Hilary Benn
14.5.2007Public Guardianship Office - Bridget Prentice
15.5.2007Single Payment Scheme - David Miliband
15.5.2007Medical Training (Recruitment) - Ms Patricia Hewitt
15.5.2007Illegal Working Action Plan - Mr Liam Byrne
15.5.2007Party Funding - Mr Jack Straw
15.5.2007Draft Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill - Hilary Armstrong
15.5.2007Child Maintenance - Mr John Hutton
16.5.2007Age Regulations - Bill Rammell
16.5.2007Animal Health (Performance Targets) - Mr Ben Bradshaw
16.5.2007Asylum Seekers (Language Testing) - Mr Liam Byrne
16.5.2007Cabinet Committees - Mr Tony Blair
16.5.2007National Minimum Wage/Employment Agency Standards (Enforcement) - Jim Fitzpatrick
16.5.2007Departmental Report - Mr John Hutton
17.5.2007Unclaimed Assets Distribution - Ed Balls
17.5.2007Planning Casework Performance - Meg Munn
17.5.2007British Red Cross Relief Fund for UK Victims of Terrorism Abroad - Tessa Jowell
17.5.2007Agency Key Targets - Mr Adam Ingram
17.5.2007Departmental Report: DEFRA - David Miliband
17.5.2007Human Tissue and Embryos Bill - Caroline Flint
17.5.2007Departmental Report: Health - Patricia Hewitt
17.5.2007Children's Palliative Care Services - Mr Ivan Lewis
17.5.2007Westminster Tracer Gas Trials - Mr Tony McNulty
17.5.2007Departmental Report: Home Office - John Reid
17.5.2007Departmental Report: Duchy of Lancaster - Hilary Armstrong
17.5.2007Competitiveness Council - Malcolm Wicks
17.5.2007Departmental Report: Transport - Mr Douglas Alexander
17.5.2007Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council - Mr James Plaskitt
17.5.2007Post Office Card Account (Successor) - Mr James Plaskitt

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