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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th May 2008

Business of the House of Commons
16 - 23 May 2008

Friday 16 May

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills - Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill - Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Bill read a Third time); Fixed Term Parliaments Bill - David Howarth (Deb adjourned; Order for 2R: 6.6.2008); Human Rights Act (Meaning of Public function) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Order for 2R: 6.6.2008); Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) Bill - Margaret Moran (Dropped); Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill [HL] - Roger Berry (Order for 2R: 20.6.2008); Environmental Protection (Airports) Bill - Justine Greening (Order for 2R: 6.6.2008); Disqualification from Parliament (Taxation Status) Bill - (Order for 2R: 6.6.2008); Public Sector Buildings (Energy Performance) Bill - Anne Snelgrove (Order for 2R: 6.6.2008); Citizens' Convention Bill - Julia Goldsworthy (Order for 2R: 13.6.2008); Foreign National Statistics Bill- Mr William Cash (Order for 2R: 6.6.2008); Drugs (Roadside Testing) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (Order for 2R: 6.6.2008); Drugs (Reclassification) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (Order for 2R: 6.6.2008)

Adjournment - Local employment and the London Olympic Games in 2012 - Ms Diane Abbott

The House rose at 3pm

Monday 19 May

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Children, Schools and Families, including Topical Questions

Legislation - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] - Considered in Committee of the Whole House (Clause 11 agreed; Clause 4 & Schedule 2, as amended, agreed)

Adjournment - General practitioner dispensing - Tony Baldry

The House rose at 11pm

Tuesday 20 May

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00State of Israel - Mr Quentin Davies
11.00-12.30Treatment of the elderly in the NHS - Mr Richard Benyon
12.30-13.00Future of BBC World News Television - Mr John Grogan
13.00-13.30Strategic framework for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Mr Greg Hands
13.30-14.00North East Ambulance Service - Dr Ashok Kumar

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Adults with autism - Angela Browning (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] - conclusion of Consideration in Committee of the Whole House (Clause 14 and 23 agreed)

Adjournment - Management of military radioactive waste - Willie Rennie

The House rose at 11.46pm

Wednesday 21 May

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Industrial relations within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency - Mr Alistair Carmichael
11.00-11.30Minehead Driving Test Centre - Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger
14.30-16.00Liver Disease - Dr Brian Iddon
16.00-16.30Impact of National Air Traffic Services' proposals for Luton - Margaret Moran
16.30-17.00Extension of the railways network - Dr John Pugh

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Committee on the grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals - Mr Don Touhig (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL] - Second reading (Bill read a Second time)

Programme - Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL] - Programme Motion (Agreed)

Money - Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL] - Money Resolution (Agreed)

Adjournment - Mr Sam Walton and the Rural Payments Agency - Mr Graham Stuart

The House rose at 3.51pm

Thursday 22 May

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Motion - on the Whitsun recess adjournment

Adjournment - Death of Mr Mark Petre on Royal Fleet Auxiliary Orangeleaf - Tom Brake

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall - a debate on The Road Ahead: The Final Report of the Independent Task Group on site provision and enforcement for gypsies and travellers

The House rose at 4.27pm

Friday 23 May

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
16 - 23 May 2008

16.06.08Financial Assistance for Industry (Increase of Limit) Order : Industrial Development Act 1982 - Mr Pat McFadden
19.05.08School Teachers' Review Body - Ed Balls
19.05.08Education, Youth and Culture Council - Margaret Hodge
19.05.08National Recognition Study - Mr Bob Ainsworth
19.05.08Departmental Report - Hilary Benn
19.05.08Agriculture and Fisheries Council - Hilary Benn
19.05.08Departmental Annual Report - Alan Johnson
19.05.08UK Border Agency Detention Estate - Mr Liam Byrne
19.05.08Tribunals - Bridget Prentice
19.05.08Departmental Annual Report - Mr Jack Straw
19.05.08Departmental Annual Report - Ruth Kelly
19.05.08Government Equalities Office - Ms Harriet Harman
19.05.08Departmental Annual Report - James Purnell
20.05.08Asset Freezing Regime - Kitty Ussher
20.05.08Tax Credits - Jane Kennedy
20.05.08Alternative Provision for Young People - Ed Balls
20.05.08Local Government - John Healey
20.05.08Aircraft Carriers - Des Browne
20.05.08Helicopters on Operations - Des Browne
20.05.08International Labour Conference - Mr. James Plaskitt
20.05.08Better Off in Work Credit - Mr. Stephen Timms
21.05.08EU Council - Beverley Hughes
21.05.08Yorkshire and Humber Plan - Mr Parmjit Dhanda
21.05.08Equipment Project - Des Browne
21.05.08RAF Regiment - Mr Bob Ainsworth
21.05.08RAF Aerobatic Team - Mr Bob Ainsworth
21.05.08Death Certification (England and Wales) - Mr Ben Bradshaw
21.05.08Debt Relief - Mr Douglas Alexander
21.05.08Statutory Duty to report Deaths to Coroner. Modernisation and Consolidation of Cremation Regulations - Bridget Prentice
21.05.08Youth Justice Agency (Corporate Plan 2008-11 and Business Plan 2008-09 - Paul Goggins
21.05.08DNA Profiles Disk Inquiry - Vera Baird
22.05.08Dissolved Companies (Restoration) - Mr Gareth Thomas
22.05.08Temporary Agency Workers: Joint Declaration by Government, CBI and TUC - Mr Pat McFadden
22.05.08UK Civil Plutonium and Uranium Stocks - Malcolm Wicks
22.05.08School Admissions and Parental Preferences for 2008 - Jim Knight
22.05.08Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (Supplement to 2008 Report) - Derek Twigg
22.05.08First World War (90th Anniversary) - Derek Twigg
22.05.08UK Intellectual Property Office (Performance Targets) - Ian Pearson
22.05.08Claims Management Regulation (Annual Review and Impact Study) - Bridget Prentice
22.05.08South Central Franchise and Accreditation Process - Mr Tom Harris
22.05.08Older People (Engagement with Government) - Mr Mike O'Brien

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