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Weekly Information Bulletin: 15th March 2008

Business of the House of Commons
29 February - 7 March 2008

Friday 7 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills - Private Equity (Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment) Bill - Mr John Heppell (Bill withdrawn); Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill - Mr Tim Yeo (Second reading debate adjourned until 14.03.2008); (2R); Copyright in Sound Recordings and Performers' Rights (Term Extension) Bill - Pete Wishart (Ordered to be read a Second time 14.03.2008)

Adjournment - Walsall Council and Mr Mark Kemp, Liz McDonald, Mr David Parish and My Peter Francis -

Mr Bruce George

The House rose at 3.00pm

Monday 10 March

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Culture, Media and Sport, including Topical Questions, and to the Minister for the Olympics

Debates - Estimates (2nd allotted day) - i) Northern Rock and Banking Reform, ii) London Underground and Public-Private Partnership agreements (Supplementary Estimates agreed to)

Presentation of Bill - Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill - Jane Kennedy

Adjournment - Future of Harrogate Theatre - Mr Phil Willis

The House rose at 10.32pm

Tuesday 11 March

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Disability Poverty in the UK - Roger Berry
11.00-12.30Spending on transport infrastructure in Yorkshire and Humberside - Mr Graham Stuart
12.30-13.00Nursing and Midwifery Council - Mr Jim Devine
13.00-13.30East Midlands Trains service - Mr Patrick McLoughlin
13.30-14.00Woodhead rail route and options for its future - Ms Angela C Smith

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Justice, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Amendment) Bill - Mr Bernard Jenkin (Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation - proceedings on the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill (Bill read a Second and Third time)

Legislation - European Union (Amendment) Bill - Third reading (12th Allotted Day) (on a Division, Bill read a Third time)

Adjournment - Regeneration of Newton Aycliffe town centre - Phil Wilson

The House rose at 10.31pm

Wednesday 12 March

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

09.30-11.00Review of HM Revenue and Customs offices in Northern Ireland - Mr Gregory Campbell
11.00-11.30Services for dry macular degeneration - Anne Main
14.30-16.00No debate
16.00-16.30Looped cords on window blinds - Gordon Banks
16.30-17.00Trunk roads in Norfolk - Mr Henry Bellingham

The House will sit at 11.30am

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Financial Statement - Budget Report - Chancellor of the Exchequer

Adjournment - Workload of accident and emergency departments - Dr Richard Taylor

The House rose at 7.24pm

Thursday 13 March

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Debate - Continuation of the Budget debate

Adjournment - Proposed closure of Abbeville Road Post Office, Clapham - Keith Hill

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall - Debate on the Eighteenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2006-07, on the Human Rights of Older People in Healthcare, HC 378, and the Government response, HC 72

The House rose at 5.46pm

Friday 14 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills - Animals Act 1971 (Amendment) Bill- Mr Stephen Crabb (2R); Environmental Protection (Airports) Bill - Justine Greening (2R); Disqualification from Parliament (Taxation Status) Bill - Mr Gordon Prentice (2R); Employment Retention Bill - John Robertson (2R); Allotments (Planning) Bill - Tony Baldry (2R); Small Print Bill - Dr Nick Palmer (2R); Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill - Mr Tim Yeo (2R); Copyright in Sound Recordings and Performers' Rights (Term Extension) Bill - Pete Wishart (2R)

Adjournment - Conviction of Mr Luke Atkinson and Mr Michael Binnington in Cyprus - Mr Brooks Newmark

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

Written Ministerial Statements
7 - 14 March 2008

7.03.08Lloyd's - Angela Eagle
7.03.08Government Banking Contracts (Procurement) - Angela Eagle
7.03.08General Affairs and External Relations Council - Mr Jim Murphy
7.03.08Justice and Home Affairs Council - Meg Hillier
10.03.08Planning - Mr Iain Wright
10.03.08Television Licence Fee Regulations 2008 - Andy Burnham
11.03.08School Admissions and Parental Preferences for 2008 - Jim Knight
11.03.08Schools Admissions (Strengthening the System) - Ed Balls
11.03.08Playing Field Statistics - Mr Gerry Sutcliffe
11.03.08EU Defence Ministers Informal Meeting (Brdo) - Des Browne
11.03.08Local Authorities Fees and Charges 2008-09 - Jonathan Shaw
11.03.08Foot and Mouth Disease 2007 (Review and Lessons Learned) - Hilary Benn
11.03.08Policing (UK Border) - Jacqui Smith
11.03.08Leeds Magistrates Court - Mr Jack Straw
11.03.08Investing in Alternatives to Custody - Mr David Hanson
11.03.08Drugs (Prisons) - Mr David Hanson
12.03.08Debt and Reserves Management Report 2008-09 - Angela Eagle
12.03.08Contingencies Fund - Mr Bob Ainsworth
13.03.08Lamb Inquiry - Kevin Brennan
13.03.08Town and County Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 1995 - Mr Iain Wright
13.03.08Environment Council - Hilary Benn
13.03.08FCO Scholarships and Fellowships - David Miliband
13.03.08Control Order powers (December 2007 - March 2008) - Mr Tony McNulty
13.03.08"Innovation Nation" White Paper and "The Race to the Top" - Mr John Denham
13.03.08Drug Testing in Prisons (Buprenorphine) - Mr David Hanson
13.03.08Local Bus Service Support - Ruth Kelly

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