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Weekly Information Bulletin: 5th July 2008

Business of the House of Commons
30 June - 4 July 2008

Monday 30 June

The House sat at 2.30pm

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

Statement - NHS Next Stage Review - Alan Johnson

Debate - Opposition Day (16th allotted day) - i) Energy security (Motion, as amended, agreed); ii) Food security (Motion, as amended, agreed)

Motion - Business of the House

Adjournment - Re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line - Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

The House rose at 10.46pm

Tuesday 1 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Parading in Northern Ireland - David Simpson
11.00-12.30Consultation process on the Greater Manchester bid for funding from the Transport Innovation Fund - Barbara Keeley
12.30-13.00Safety of the RAF Nimrod Fleet - Angus Robertson
13.00-13.30Effects on road safety of construction work on Bede Academy in Blyth Valley constituency - Mr Ronnie Campbell
13.30-14.00Epilepsy and screen based electronic games - John Penrose

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Transparent Taxation (Receipts) - Mr Nigel Evans (Bill presented and read the First time)

Motion - to approve Ways and Means resolutions on the Finance Bill (agreed)

Legislation - Finance Bill - Report stage (day1) (as amended in Public Bill Committee, considered)

Adjournment - Economic development in Houghton and Washington East constituency - Mr Fraser Kemp

The House rose at 10.18pm

Wednesday 2 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Twentieth anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster - Mr Frank Doran
11.00-11.30Implementation of the 2004 International Court of Justice Opinion on the Israeli Wall - Clare Short
14.30-16.00Flight paths around London - Mr Richard Spring
16.00-16.30Polar regions - Emily Thornberry
16.30-17.00HM Revenue and Customs offices in Scotland - Mr Alan Reid

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies - Andrew Rosindell (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Finance Bill - Report stage (day 2) and Third reading (Bill, as amended, considered; Bill read the Third time)

Adjournment - Duchenne muscular dystrophy - Mr Nigel Evans

The House rose at 9.13pm

Thursday 3 July

The House sat at 10.30am

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

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Bill Presented - Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) - Jack Straw (Bill presented and read the First time)

Topical Debate - Zimbabwe

Motions - relating to MPs Pay and Allowances: Members Salaries (Expression of Opinion) (No.1) - Motion disagreed to;

Members Salaries (Expression of Opinion) (No.2) - Motion agreed to;

Members Salaries (Expression of Opinion) (No.3) - Motion disagreed to;

Members Expenses - Motion, as amended, agreed to;

Members Home Addresses - Motion agreed to

Adjournment - Sixtieth anniversary of the NHS - Tony Lloyd

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

Westminster Hall - women with particular vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System

The House rose at 5.59pm

Friday 4 July

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
30 June - 4 July 2008

30.06.08Services Directive Implementation - Mr Gareth Thomas
30.06.08Financial Services Authority - Kitty Ussher
30.06.08Early Years Foundation Stage - Beverley Hughes
30.06.0814-19 Diploma - Jim Knight
30.06.08Planning Appeals - Mr Parmjit Dhanda
30.06.08Local Area Agreements - Hazel Blears
30.06.08Defence Estates - Mr Bob Ainsworth
30.06.08NHS Foundation Trusts - Mr Ben Bradshaw
30.06.08Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Mr Michael Wills
1.07.08Provisional Outturn Public Expenditure (2007-08) - Yvette Cooper
1.07.08Financial Stability/Depositor Protection - Mr Alistair Darling
1.07.08Children and Adoption Act 2006 - Kevin Brennan
1.07.08Kosovo Operational Reserve Force - Mr Bob Ainsworth
1.07.08Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Derek Twigg
1.07.08Iraq: Prisoners - Dr Kim Howells
1.07.08Smoke- Free England - Dawn Primarolo
1.07.08Transport System - Ruth Kelly
2.07.08UK Inward Investment (2007-08) - Mr John Hutton
2.07.08DCMS Engagement -Margaret Hodge
2.07.08Vetinary Laboratories Agency (Annual Report and Accounts) - Jonathan Shaw
3.07.08Operational Efficiency Programme - Yvette Cooper
3.07.08Children's Plan - Ed Balls
3.07.08Future Aircraft Carriers - Des Browne
3.07.08Marine and Fisheries Agency - Jonathan Shaw
3.07.08Pitsford Water Treatment Works - Hilary Benn
3.07.08Single Payment Scheme - Hilary Benn
3.07.08Terrorist Suspects (Rendition) - David Miliband
3.07.08Supreme Court - Mr Jack Straw
3.07.08Governance of Britain - Mr Jack Straw
3.07.08London Congestion Charge - Ms Rosie Winterton
3.07.08Vehicle and Operator Services Agency - Jim Fitzpatrick

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