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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th July 2007

Business of the House of Commons
29 June - 6 July

Friday 29 June

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members Bills

Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R) (Bill read a second time)

Historic Counties, Towns and Villages (Traffic Signs and Mapping) Bill - Andrew Rosindell (2R) (on a division; stood over; (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007))

Polling Stations (Regulation) Bill - Mr Roger Godsiff (2R) (Dropped)

Government Spending (Website) Bill [HL] - Mr Mark Francois (2R) (on a division; stood over; (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Telecommunications Masts (Planning Control) Bill - Andrew Stunell (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Criminal Law (Amendment) (Protection of Property) Bill - Mr Shailesh Vara (2R) (Dropped)

Infrastructure Audit (Housing Development) Bill - Mr Francis Maude (2R) (Dropped)

Pedlars (Street Trading Regulations) Bill - Dr Brian Iddon (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Employment Retention Bill - John Robertson (2R) (Dropped)

Post-16 Education and Training Bill - Mr Barry Sheerman (2R) (Dropped)

Bilingual Juries (Wales) Bill - Hywel Williams (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Access to Inland Waterways - Dr Desmond Turner (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Protection of Adults in Care (Prevention of Harm and Exploitation) Bill - Mr Paul Burstow (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Corruption Bill [HL] - David Heath (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Human Rights Act 1998 (Meaning of Public Authority) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R) (Dropped)

Retail Packaging Recycling Bill - Andrew Stunell (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Freedom of Information (Amendment) (No.2) Bill - Tom Brake (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Citizens' Convention Bill - Julia Goldsworthy (2R) (Order for 2nd reading: 19.10.2007)

Adjournment - Work of the equality challenge unit to tackle racism in universities - Brooks Newmark

The House rose at 3.08pm

Monday 2 July

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions; Leader of the House; House of Commons Commission

Statement - Counter Terrorism - Jacqui Smith

Statement - Floods (England) - Hilary Benn

Legislation - Statistics and Registration Service Bill - consideration of Lords amendments (Lords amendments considered)

Motion - to approve the Draft Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003 (Commencement No.2) Order 2007 (Agreed)

Motion - to approve a European document relating to Global Navigation Systems (Agreed)

Adjournment - Provision of hearing loops in shops - Tom Levitt

The House sat at 11.12pm

Tuesday 3 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Government policy on parenting and childcare - Hywel Williams
11.00-12.30NHS procurement and purchasing practices - Mr Dai Havard
12.30-13.00Funding of public services in Gloucestershire and the Comprehensive Spending Review - Mr Mark Harper
13.00-13.30Funding of Safer Hastings local crime reduction partnership - Michael Jabez Foster
13.30-14.00Dental services in Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust - Tom Brake

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Statement - Constitutional Reform

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Pre-Nuptial Agreements Bill - Mr Quentin Davies (Agreed)

Debate - Opposition Day (15th allotted day) - there will be debate on Opposition motions; i) Access to NHS services (Motion, as amended, agreed); ii) Pensions Policy (Motion, as amended, agreed)

Adjournment - Government plans to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Telford - David Mundell

The House rose at 10.58pm

Wednesday 4 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Gambling Act 2005 and on-course bookmakers - Mr Jim Devine
11.00-11.30Use of the Yardley Green Hospital site in Bordesley Green - Mr Roger Godsiff
14.30-16.00Reconfiguration of hospital services in Sussex - Nick Herbert
16.00-16.30Proposed closure of HM Revenue and Customs Office in Kettering - Mr Philip Hollobone
16.30-17.00Air passenger duty double payments - Jim Sheridan

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Statement - NHS Next Stage Review - Alan Johnson

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Palliative Care (No.2) Bill - Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Agreed)

Legislation - Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill - Second Reading (Bill read a second time)

Programme Motion - Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill (Agreed)

Legislation - Mental Health Bill - Consideration of Lords amendments (Agreed)

Adjournment - Facilities used by travellers in Newport East - Jessica Morden

The House rose at 6.38pm

Thursday 5 July

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Women and Equality

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Higher Education - John Denham

Legislation - Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress [HL] Bill - Remaining Stages (As amended, considered; read a third time)

Adjournment - Assessment and treatment of people with severe mental health disorders - Susan Kramer

Westminster Hall - Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories - 4th Report from the International Development Committee, Session 2006-07, HC 114, and the Government's response thereto, 5th Special Report, Session 2006-07, HC 430.

The House rose at 4.30pm

Friday 6 July

The House will not be sitting

* Details known previous Thursday after 1.00pm

** Details known previous Wednesday after 1.00pm

Written Ministerial Statements
2 - 6 July 2007

2.7.07Single Farm Payment - Hilary Benn
2.7.07Higher Education (Loans, Grants and Fees) - Bill Rammell
2.7.07Boundary Commission (Interim Review) - Bridget Prentice
3.7.07Appointments - Mr Alistair Darling
3.7.07Double Taxation Agreements - Jane Kennedy
3.7.07UK Inward Investment Results 2006-07 - Mr John Hutton
3.7.07Depleted Uranium Exposure - Derek Twigg
3.7.07Probation Board Business Plan 2007-08 - Paul Goggins
4.7.07Court of Protection Rules - Mr Jack Straw
4.7.07Judicial Appointments Commission - Mr Jack Straw
4.7.07Council of Europe and Western European Union - Mr Gordon Brown
5.7.07Competitiveness Council - Malcolm Wicks
5.7.07Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act - Mr Ivan Lewis
5.7.07Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland - Paul Goggins
5.7.07Boundary Commission for Scotland - Des Browne

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