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Weekly Information Bulletin: 20th October 2007

Business of the House of Commons
15 - 19 October 2007

Monday 15 October

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office

Urgent Question - Clostridium Difficile - Alan Johnson

Legislation - Legal Services Bill - Remaining Stages (As amended, considered; Bill read a third time)

Adjournment - Rights of children held in prison - Mr Mark Oaten

The House rose at 10.29pm

Tuesday 16 October

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Organic food - Dr Brian Iddon
11.00-12.30Condition of the M40 - Mr Paul Goodman
12.30-13.00Sudan - Mr David Drew
13.00-13.30Military covenant - John Barrett
13.30-14.00Work of the Midlands Engineering Industries Redeployment Group - Mr Mark Todd

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Scotland; Communities and Local Government

Presentation Bill - Bicycles (Children's Safety Helmets) - Mr Peter Bone (Bill presented and read a first time)

Debate - Defence Policy on a Motion for the Adjournment of the House

Adjournment - Protection of children from sex offenders - Mr Jim Hood

The House rose at 10.29pm

Wednesday 17 October

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Future of defence exports - Mr Richard Benyon
11.00-11.30Functions and responsibilities of the Export Credit Guarantee Department - Mr Nick Hurd
14.30-16.00Road traffic accidents and young drivers - Mr Russell Brown
16.00-16.30Effect of the benefit system on worklessness in West Ham - Lyn Brown
16.30-17.00Government policy on bus services - Steve Webb

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Statement - Foresight Review of Obesity - Alan Johnson

Presentation Bill - Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) - Adam Price (Bill presented and read a first time)

Ten Min Rule Bill - Access to Pension Funds - Mr Mark Hendrick (Bill presented and read a first time)

Debate - Opposition Day (20th allotted) - there will be a debate on an Opposition Motions: Government Handling of Outbreaks of Foot and Mouth and Blue Tongue disease (Motion, as amended, agreed)

Debate - Dealing with Bullying in Schools on a Motion for the Adjournment of the House

Adjournment - UK relations with the Maldives - David Amess

The House rose at 7.30pm

Thursday 18 October

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Treasury

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Debate - Review of the Third Sector

Adjournment - Transport in Pudsey - Mr Paul Truswell

Westminster Hall - a debate on the management and services of the House of Commons - the review of Management and Services of the House of Commons by Sir Kevin Tebbit, HC685, and the 29th Annual Report of the House of Commons Commission, HC708

The House rose at 6.12pm

Friday 19 October

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members Bills -

Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Bill - (Consideration of Lords amendments)

Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Report Stage)

Temporary and Agency Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Bill - Paul Farrelly (2R)

Trade Union Rights and Freedoms Bill - John McDonnell (2R)

House of Commons (Participation) Bill - Mr Robert Walter (2R)

Age-Related Macular Regeneration Bill - Mrs Linda Riordan (2R)

Wild Birds (Protection) Bill - Mark Pritchard (2R)

Cystic Fibrosis (Exemption from Prescription Charges) Bill - Mr John Hayes (2R)

Termination of Pregnancy Bill - Mrs Nadine Dorries (2R)

Flexible Working Bill - Lorely Burt (2R)

Planning (Consultation) Bill - Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (2R)

Carers (Identification and Support) Bill - Barbara Keeley (2R)

Town and Country Planning Acts (Amendment) Bill - John Mann (2R)

Streetscape and Highways Design Bill - Mr Alan Duncan (2R)

Scottish Parliamentary Elections Bill - Jo Swinson (2R)

Copyright (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - Mr David Amess (2R)

Waging War (Parliament's Role and Responsibility) Bill - Mr Michael Meacher (2R)

Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (2R)

Constitutional Reform Bill - Mr Graham Allen (2R)

Media (Transparency and Disclosure) Bill - Mr Gary Streeter (2R)

Armed Forces (Federation) Bill - Mr Kevan Jones (2R)

Pensions (Unclaimed Assets) Bill - Mr Frank Field (2R)

Catholics (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill - Mr John Gummer (2R)

Safeguarding Runaway and Missing Children Bill - Helen Southworth (2R)

Land Use (Gardens Protection etc) Bill - Mrs Caroline Spelman (2R)

Provision of Palliative Care Bill - Jim Dobbin (2R)

Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill [HL] - Roger Berry (2R)

Members of Parliament (Employment Disqualification) Bill - Martin Salter (2R)

Council Housing (Direct Investment) Bill - David Taylor (2R)

Disability Benefits (Single Assessment) Bill - Mr Jeremy Hunt (2R)

Energy Markets (Carbon Reduction and Warm Homes) Bill - Alan Simpson (2R)

Animals Act (Amendment) Bill - Mr Stephen Crabb (2R)

Telecommunications Masts (Planning Control) Bill - Andrew Stunell (2R)

Pedlars (Street Trading Regulation) Bill - Dr Brian Iddon (2R)

Bilingual Juries (Wales) Bill - Hywel Williams (2R)

Access to Inland Waterways Bill - Dr Desmond Turner (2R)

Protection of Adults in Care (Prevention of Harm and Exploitation) Bill - Mr Paul Burstow (2R)

Corruption Bill [HL] - Mr David Heath (2R)

Retail Packaging Recycling Bill - Andrew Stunell (2R)

Freedom of Information (Amendment) (No.2) Bill - Tom Brake (2R)

Citizens' Convention Bill - Julia Goldsworthy (2R)

Pre-Nuptial Agreements Bill - Mr Quentin Davies (2R)

Infrastructure Audit (Housing Development) Bill - Frances Maude (2R)

Palliative Care (No.2) Bill - Mr Lindsay Hoyle (2R)

Alcohol (Harm Reduction) Bill - Sandra Gidley (2R)

Proof of Age Scheme (Purchase of Restricted Goods) Bill - Mr Robert Flello (2R)

European Union (Information, etc.) Bill [HL] - Keith Vaz (2R)

Criminal Damage (Graffiti) Bill - James Duddridge (2R)

Milk (Pricing) Bill - Daniel Kawczynski (2R)

Ports (Regulation) Bill - Anne Moffat (2R)

Microgeneration and Local Energy Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (2R)

Fixed Term Parliaments Bill - David Howarth (2R)

Bicycles (Children's Safety Helmets) - Mr Peter Bone (2R)

Government Spending (Website) Bill [HL] - (2R)

Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) - Adam Price (2R)

Access to Pension Fund Benefits - Mr Mark Hendrick (2R)

Adjournment - Future of services at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup - Derek Conway

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the House rose

* Details known previous Thursday after 1.00pm

** Details known previous Wednesday after 1.00pm

Written Ministerial Statements
15 - 19 October 2007

15.10.07Social Housing Regulation - Yvette Cooper
15.10.07Clostridium Difficile - Alan Johnson
15.10.07Rail Franchise Enforcement Policy - Mr Tom Harris
16.10.07Benefit Fraud Inspectorate - Mr James Plaskitt
17.10.07Fire Control - John Healey
17.10.07NHS Final Audited Figures (2006-07) - Alan Johnson
18.10.07Stamp Duty Land Tax (Zero-Carbon Homes Relief) - Kitty Ussher
18.10.07NHS Annual Health Check - Alan Johnson
18.10.07Ministerial Responsibilities - Edward Miliband
18.10.07Corrections to the Official Report and Publication of NDPB Letters in Hansard - Ms Harriet Harman
18.10.07Revitalising the Chamber (Modernisation Committee Report) - Ms Harriet Harman
18.10.07Commons Calendar - Ms Harriet Harman

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