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Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th January 2008

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Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 2 February 2008

Ministerial Changes

Work and Pensions

Rt Hon James Purnell MP appointed Secretary of State in place of Rt Hon Peter Hain MP

Culture, Media and Sport

Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP appointed Secretary of State in place of Rt Hon James Purnell MP

Wales Office

Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP appointed Secretary of State in place of Rt Hon Peter Hain MP

HM Treasury

Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury in place of Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP

Communities and Local Government

Caroline Flint MP appointed Housing Minister in place of Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Private Members' Bill Fridays

The Leader of the House has announced that the following Fridays have been allocated for the consideration of Private Members' Bills during the 2007/08 session:

2008: 25 January, 1, 22 and 29 February, 7 and 14 March, 25 April, 9 and 16 May, 6, 13 and 20 June and 17 October.

House of Commons Calendar for 2007/2008 session

The Leader of the House has announced the following provisional recess dates for the 2007/2008 session:

Christmas recess 2007

The House rose on Tuesday 18 December 2007 and returned on Monday 7 January 2008

Spring half term recess 2008

The House will rise on Thursday 7 February 2008 and return on Monday 18 February 2008

Easter recess 2008

The House will rise on Thursday 3 April 2008 and return on Monday 21 April 2008

Whitsun recess 2008

The House will rise on Thursday 22 May 2008 and return on Monday 2 June 2008

Summer recess 2008

The House will rise on Tuesday 22 July 2008 and return on Monday 6 October 2008

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