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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th July 2007

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Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 14 July 2007.

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

The department formally known as the Department for Trade and Industry is now known as the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families

& the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

The department formally known as the Department for Education and Skills has been divided to two departments i) the Department for Children, Schools, and Families ii) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

By-Elections

The by-Elections for the constituencies of Sedgefield and Ealing Southall will take place on the 19th of July 2007.

Private Members' Bill:

The Leader of the House has announced that the following Fridays have been allocated for the consideration of Private Members' Bills during the 2006/07 session:

2007: 19th & 26th January, 2nd and 23rd February, 2nd, 9th and 23rd March, 20th and 27th April, 18th May,

15th and 29th June, 19th October.

Summer Opening of Parliament 2007

The Houses of Parliament will open this summer from July 31st to September 29th (inclusive), with tours operating Monday to Saturday; there are no tours on Sundays or Bank Holidays

To pre-book tickets, telephone the Keith Prowse ticketing company on 0870 906 3773. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on the day from a ticket office located adjacent to the Jewel Tower, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The ticket office opens from late July onwards.

Prices

Adults £12.00

Concessions £8.00 (for over 60s and students in possession of a NUS card)

Children £5.00 (5 - 15yrs)

Family ticket £30.00 (maximum 2 adults)

Admission is free for children under 5 (although the tour is not really suitable for the very young)

House of Commons Calendar for 2006/2007 session

The Leader of the House has announced the following provisional recess dates for the 2006/2007 session:

Christmas recess 2006

The House rose on Tuesday 19 December 2006 and returned on Monday 8 January 2007

Spring half term recess 2007

The House rose on Thursday 8 February 2007 and returned on Monday 19 February 2007

Easter recess 2007

The House rose on Thursday 29 March 2007 and returned on Monday 16 April 2007

Whitsun recess 2007

The House rose on Thursday 24 May 2007 and returned on Monday 4 June 2007

Summer recess 2007

The House will rise on Thursday 26 July 2007 and return on Monday 8 October 2007

Party Conferences 2007

Labour: 23rd September to 27th of September

Conservative: 30th September to 3rd of October

Liberal Democrat: 15th September to 20th September 2007

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